Austria Will Reimpose Full COVID Lockdown – Germany Could Do the Same

Austria Will Reimpose Full COVID Lockdown – Germany Could Do the Same
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Things are seriously heating up in Europe when it comes to how the nations are tackling the COVID pandemic. Austria prepares to become the first country from the Western part of the old continent to reimpose a full COVID lockdown starting Monday, according to Reuters. Probably the even worst part is that Germany could do the same, according to the same source.

In addition to the lockdown, Austria plans to vaccinate its entire population by February. Such decisions obviously upset a lot of people, and many blame that state mandates are affecting the freedom of the population.

It’s obvious that a full COVID lockdown in Germany would be terrible for the financial markets of Europe. But the reported numbers of infections and deaths caused by the coronavirus in Germany are indeed horrifying: tens of thousands of infections every day and a total death toll of over 99,000 souls, according to worldometers.info.

Vaccinations are not enough in Germany

Health Minister Jens Spahn warns that vaccinations are not enough to cut down the current COVID numbers in Germany. He also says that the situation caused by the pandemic has caused a national emergency in the European country.

Credit: Pixabay.com, fernando zhiminaicela
Credit: Pixabay.com, fernando zhiminaicela

In Austria, vaccinations didn’t go as planned, as the country has one of the lowest rates of vaccinations from the west part of Europe. Only about two-thirds of the eligible population is vaccinated.

Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg declared a news conference as quoted by Reuters:

We have not succeeded in convincing enough people to get vaccinated,

It hurts that such measures still have to be taken.

Speaking about the upcoming lockdown and the vaccination requirement, Schallenberg said as quoted by the same source:

It hurts that such measures still have to be taken.

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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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