Roughly two million people who have not been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 have been placed into lockdown in Austria as the country faces a sudden rise in cases.
The unvaccinated have been already barred from visiting restaurants, hairdressers, and cinemas.
Unvaccinated individuals will only be permitted to leave home for limited reasons. Like working or buying food. This is expected to last for 10 days.
Children under the age of 12 and people who have recently recovered from the virus will be exempt.
Austria’s Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg has said, “We are not taking this step lightly, but unfortunately it is necessary.”
The Austrian governments say that police will carry out spot checks in public spaces to determine the vaccination status of individuals.
About 65% of Austria’s population is fully vaccinated. These measures were introduced in Austria on Monday, and it comes amid growing pressure on the nation’s hospitals.