The Austrian government, led by Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg, who also holds a title as a Count, has ordered a nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated people, claiming that rising coronavirus infections and deaths will overwhelm hospital staff; the lockdown begins at midnight Sunday and will initially last 10 days. Unvaccinated people 12 and older are not allowed to leave their homes except for basic activities such as working, grocery shopping, going for a walk — or getting vaccinated. Police will patrol to check for people who are not vaccinated and could be subject to a fine up to $1,660 if they violate the lockdown. Around 65% of the total population of 8.9 million people is fully vaccinated.
Last year, we reported that CDC documents show plans to quarantine "high risk" people in the US.
The Austrian government has ordered a nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated people starting at midnight Sunday to combat rising coronavirus infections and deaths.
The move prohibits unvaccinated people 12 and older from leaving their homes except for basic activities such as working, grocery shopping, going for a walk — or getting vaccinated.
Authorities are concerned about rising infections and deaths and that soon hospital staff will no longer be able to handle the growing influx of COVID-19 patients.