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Austria Enters Full National Lockdown, Orders Mandatory Covid Vaccines

  • In European first, Austria will make Covid vaccines mandatory
  • Germany says it can’t rule out renewed lockdown as cases spike
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WATCH: Austria will enter a nationwide lockdown from Monday while Germany remains on standby. Maria Tadeo reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Austria will again enter a nationwide lockdown and Germany is no longer ruling out a similar move as Europe grapples with a brutal wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Austria will become the first western European country to impose widespread restrictions after curbs on unvaccinated people failed to stem a surge in new infections. It will also become the first European country to mandate Covid-19 shots as it seeks to exit the crisis.