COVID-19: Austria to impose lockdown on all unvaccinated people from midnight

Austria is putting all unvaccinated residents into lockdown from midnight on Sunday, the government has said.

Anyone over the age of 12 who has not been double-jabbed will only be allowed to leave their homes for work, school, exercise and buying essential supplies.

The lockdown will affect around two million of Austria's 8.9 million population.

Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg told reporters in Vienna on Sunday: "It's our job as the government of Austria to protect the people. Therefore we decided that starting Monday... there will be a lockdown for the unvaccinated."

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