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Austria Will End Lockdown for Vaccinated People

  • Regional leaders meet Wednesday to discuss pandemic measures
  • Lockdown helped halve new cases, hospitalizations remain high
Austria Imposes Lockdown as Europe Grapples with Virus
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Austria will end a nationwide lockdown this weekend for people who’ve been inoculated against Covid-19 or have recovered from the virus, while continuing to limit participation in public life for those who refuse to be vaccinated.

The government will meet regional leaders on Wednesday to assess the measures needed to keep the pandemic contained and turn a “tendency of falling cases into a trend,” Chancellor Karl Nehammer told reporters in Vienna.