New Covid lockdown is rolled out nationwide affecting more than 20% of the population after angry anti-lockdown clashes in Holland

  • Austrian government ordered a nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated people
  • Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said move would come into force tomorrow
  • Will not apply to children under 12 because they cannot officially get vaccinated

By Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline

Published: 00:39 AEDT, 15 November 2021 | Updated: 03:58 AEDT, 15 November 2021

The Austrian government has ordered a nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated people in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg today confirmed that millions of citizens would be placed into lockdown from tomorrow amid a worrying trend in infections.    

The move, which will affect about two million people in the country of 8.9million, prohibits unvaccinated individuals from leaving their homes except for basic activities such as working, grocery shopping – or getting vaccinated.

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