Austria started the second day this Tuesday Imprisonment that will last for two weeks Which aims to contain the increase in cases of coronavirus infection. The country had decreed Imprisonment for those who have not been vaccinated, What already took To a massive increase in the number of people in vaccination centers. But Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said he had not arrived. The latest measures have increased daily vaccinations, but not enough.”
The government hopes the confinement will relieve some of the pressure on struggling hospitals. After a period of approximately two weeks, imprisonment ends It will remain in effect for those who have not been vaccinated.
Austria is facing an increase in new cases, which has reached the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic – 12,000 per day, on average, in a country of 8.9 million people.
“The only chance of getting out of this vicious cycle is to increase the vaccination rate,” which is “disgracefully low” (65% at the moment), The Austrian Chancellor stated last week, Alexander Schallenberg. “I want to have the unvaccinated to take the vaccination and not the vaccination at home,” he added, rejecting accusations of discrimination or violating the basic rights of unvaccinated citizens.
COVID-19: With record numbers of infections, German-speaking countries struggle with low vaccination rates
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