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Austria imposes lockdowns for people not fully vaccinated for COVID-19

  • Published on Nov 13, 2021 veröffentlicht
  • Austria is placing millions of people not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in lockdown as of Monday to deal with a surge in infections to record levels, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said on Sunday.

    "The incidence within vaccinated people is declining, but it continues to rise exponentially for the people who are not vaccinated," Schallenberg told reporters.

    "Currently, the incidence for unvaccinated people in the 18-59 age group is over 1,700, so today we have decided that from tomorrow there will be a lockdown for the unvaccinated in Austria," he added.

    Europe has become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic again, prompting some governments to consider re-imposing unpopular lockdowns.

    Roughly six per cent of Austria's population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which is one of the lowest rates in western Europe.

    Those aged 12 and under will be exempt from the lockdown, under which the unvaccinated can only leave their homes for a limited number of reasons like going to work or shopping for essentials.

    Many officials, including within Schallenberg's conservative party and the police, have expressed doubts such a lockdown can be properly enforced since it applies to only part of the population. Schallenberg and Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said, however, that there will be thorough checks by the police.

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Comments • 0

  • Bigdog Bulldog

    Brings back memories

  • muddy water

    Intentional misuse of a biological warfare agent is a serious offence with heavy penalties.

  • Wana Song
    Wana Song  +330


  • Imagination is Everything

    "You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence."

  • Ben Masta
    Ben Masta  +146

    It's so funny how there are literally people like "oh well, you should be vaccinated!"

  • Everything Is Fine

    Oh man, next youre gonna tell me theyre gonna give people free tickets to camps; complete with free showers and heating

  • LYNNSTER1971

    Tyrannical, discriminatory, oppressive and punitive. ABSOLUTE LAWLESSNESS AND OUTRIGHT BULLYING.

  • First Last
    First Last  +287

    Totalitarianism at its finest

  • Deep Value Investing

    Remember that unvaccinated people still have a 30-60% chance of being asymptomatic and not transmitting the virus as often as someone who isn’t asymptomatic

  • Todd Voight

    Segregation of people based on status, yikes is all I have to say. This is lunacy at this point.

  • Robin M
    Robin M  +15

    Following in the footsteps of another infamous Austrian.

  • Algorithms Manipulator

    Green Pass is the social real-time, detail and massive surveillance, profiling, tracking and mapping tool since you can't leave your phone behind anymore. 🤣🔥

  • Derek Woodford

    Rememberance day come and gone a hundred times and we forgot....

  • five381
    five381  +5

    Listening to the Minister of the Interior is like going back to Nazi Austria, circa 1940 when the police where checking individual's papers. His words must chill the blood and bones of those who remember or know history.

  • Yanni Ritsarntyios

    Austrians being authoritarian? That's a turn up for the books.

  • Graham Stull

    This is in breach of Article 3 of the European Charter of Human Rights, which states that, "in the fields of medicine and biology, the free and informed consent of the person concerned must be respected."

  • RunsWithBears

    Thanks Austria, for another "gift" to (in)humanity.

  • mari kas
    mari kas  +39

    Quebec had 8 pm curfew , and idk why im still living here happily like im free now that there's no lockdown , pure manipulation its sickening , i wish i can just go on an island where i can get my own food and just live freely without anyone telling me to put my mask a little higher than my nose

  • V T
    V T  +36

    This is going to turn violent if it keeps on this track.

  • SierraKiloGulf

    80 years is all it took to repeat (and do it better this time)