COVID news: Austria threatens lockdown for unvaccinated only | DW News

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Austria is threatening to impose the toughest restrictions in Europe on those unvaccinated against COVID-19. It says they could be put into lockdown if the nation’s intensive care units come under too much strain.

Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg warned of a ‘pandemic of the unprotected’ as infection numbers in Austria rise. Around 62 percent of eligible people have been fully vaccinated – but the campaign has stalled.

After a crisis meeting, the chancellor said he hopes the plan will send a message to those still refusing to take the jab.

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