Austria nears announcing lockdown for unvaccinated part of population

Austria has this week registered its highest number of daily infections as several regions of the Central European nation are looking to introduce restrictions to keep the unvaccinated part of the population from catching and spreading Covid-19, British public broadcaster BBC reports.
On Thursday, November 11, Austria registered a record 11,975 Covid-19 infections, which prompted Austria’s coronavirus commission to warn of a threat that «must be taken seriously».
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Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg, meanwhile, evaluated that a national lockdown for the unvaccinated was «probably inevitable». «A lockdown for the unvaccinated means one cannot leave one’s home unless one is going to work, shopping [for essentials], stretching one’s legs – namely, exactly what we all had to suffer through in 2020,» Schallenberg stated on Thursday, as quoted by The Guardian.
The hardest-affected region currently is Upper Austria. It plans to introduce restrictions from Monday, November 15 if it gets the go-ahead from the federal government, BBC reports.