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Imprisonment begins in Austria, for the first time in the fourth wave in Europe

WorldImprisonment begins in Austria, for the first time in...

Austria is back to close this monday non-essential trade, gastronomy, museums, cultural events and shows, becoming The first country in Europe to impose a nationwide lockdown To prevent the fourth wave of covid this winter.

The streets of Vienna, which were on the weekend scene of protest They rose up empty this Monday against the measures adopted to deal with the pandemic.

after the chain Multiple records of new infections In recent weeks, the Alpine Republic, with 8.9 million residents, currently records a cumulative incidence in seven days of 1,102 new infections per 100,000 residents. In some area hospitals, intensive care units have been filled with COVID patients and are on the edge of fall, which has forced the postponement of many operations and treatments for various diseases.

,we need determinationThe minister of health, environmentalist Wolfgang Mückstein, justified the stronger restrictions, and recalled that “the staff at UCIS are at the border, they can no longer do this.” “We must reduce contacts (among citizens) by more than 30%, we need hospital capacity for all, we need a medium-term approach,” the minister said in an interview with public television ORF last night. said with emphasis.

The government, made up of conservatives and environmentalists, announced new confinement last Friday, just five days after it imposed a record number of new infections and imposed them. Restrictions only for the unimmunised,

measures will rule Estimated 20 days, until December 12, although they must be extended by decree at the end of the month.

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As in previous occasions, imprisonment in Austria is medium If compared to the tax in other countries in the past, people are allowed to leave the house for a number of reasons. Among them, according to a recently published decree, in addition to the purchase of food, medicines and other basic necessities, work and education, there is also “physical and mental recreation in the open air”. This includes, for example, taking the train on skis.

Similarly, it is possible to go out to care for people who need support, to meet “basic religious needs” or to care for animals, “to perform family rights and responsibilities with relatives and close contacts”. . It is possible to visit doctors and COVID vaccination and testing centres, or to “use the tools of democracy”, such as participation in demonstrations,

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NS FFP2 Mask Mandatory In all closed public places and also at work, where you must maintain a physical distance of at least two meters between people. Officials have asked that everyone who can work from home. Professional sporting events, such as soccer, will take place without spectators.

With the new imprisonment, the Austrian government announced that a Kovid vaccine will be mandatory from February, a measure adopted given the population’s low immunization rate, which currently stands at 66%, is insufficient to stop the rapid spread of the delta version of the coronavirus.

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