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Austria and The Netherlands Lock-Down Again

November 15, 2021 • 6:31 pm CST
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Local media (Ö1 radio) in Austria confirmed today about 2 million unvaccinated people are on partial lockdown for ten days while contending with increasing COVID-19 cases.

According to the NPR reporting, unvaccinated people in Austria will only be allowed to leave their homes for work, food shopping, or emergencies.

And local police are conducting spot checks of digital vaccine certificates.

"We didn't take this step lightly, and I don't think it should be talked down," Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg told Ö1 radio on November 15, 2021.

"What we are trying is precisely to reduce contact between the unvaccinated and vaccinated to a minimum, and also contact between the unvaccinated," Schallenberg said.

Nearly 12,000 people have died in Austra out of about 9 million residents since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

Meanwhile, the Netherlands acting Prime Minister Mark Rutte imposed a partial lockdown for at least three weeks.

There is a limit of four guests per household, and spectators are again banned from sporting events. And these measures will limit hours for bars, restaurants, and supermarkets.