Austria Imposes Lockdown For All Unvaccinated People Aged Over 12

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Austria is placing millions of people who are not fully vaccinated against covid in lockdown from midnight on Sunday.

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 for buying essential supplies.

The lockdown is expected to last at least 10 days.

Sky News reports: On Friday, the government announced plans to lockdown the unvaccinated in two regions – Upper Austria and Salzburg – but this has now been extended to the rest of the country.

Austria has one of the lowest vaccination rates in western Europe and a seven-day average COVID infection rate of 775.5 per 100,000 people. The UK equivalent is currently 348.7 per 100,000.

Ministers hope the new measures will encourage people to get vaccinated and start to curb case levels.

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.”

Police will be told to monitor people’s activities and can fine them up to £1,200 (1,450 euros) for breaking the rules, Mr Schallenberg added.

Mr Schallenberg stressed that while the seven-day infection rate for vaccinated people has been falling in recent days, for the unvaccinated numbers are rising.


    • Traditionally authoritarian Left Europe. It’s the birth-place of Adolf and Prussian “education” system. The population have been engineered to obey authority for generations.
      Right Europe sometimes gets sucked into authoritarianism but the population is much more defiant of authority.
      It’s sociocultural mindset. Put up a ‘don’t walk on grass’ sign in Germany and nobody will step on it. Put up a same kind of sign in Russia and you will not have any grass left from foot traffic. It’s like they go out of their way to break the rules in Right Europe.

      • You are using the American political spectrum where authority is called “left”. Not good. The American spectrum dictates any welfare and lack of authority for the working class is “left”, and the opposite being “right”.

        Europe is a perfect example of the modern right-wing’s achievements. They’re not as far-right in belief as Americans (many of whom believe people, as citizens, can pay their way to their graves and they are entitled to nothing whatsoever) but they’re there. And unlike Americans they have NO capacity to think because like you said it has been stripped out of the culture.

        Not one drop of left-wing in Europe for decades. Only certain Asian and African countries have seen any “left-wing” in the past 50-80 years, but it really doesn’t exist in practice… Even China for example has virtually no left-wing left because their economy is more capitalistic than America’s and their nanny-state has grown to ridiculous proportions. Ones like America, another far-right nutter nation, seems to want to jealously copy and emulate…

        As a rule of thumb, the left wing doesn’t exist anymore and no one agrees what it is or was. “Democrats” and “Greens” are not “leftists”, that’s a certainty.

        • You are using the American political spectrum

          Not at all. Simple geographical directional indicators since I believe cold war designations of ‘east and west’ are inaccurate and outdated.

          and my generalized ‘authoritarian Left Europe’ isn’t completely accurate since French aren’t exactly obedient of their government.

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