Austria re-enters Covid lockdown as Europe battles virus surge

Austria re-enters Covid lockdown as Europe battles virus surge

Austria re-enters Covid lockdown as Europe battles virus surge

France24 says Ahead of the Christmas holidays, Austria shut its shops, restaurants and festive markets Monday, returning to lockdown in the most dramatic Covid-19 restriction seen in Western Europe for months.

The decision has prompted a fierce backlash, with tens of thousands taking to the streets, some blaming the government for not doing more to avert the latest coronavirus wave crashing into Europe.

As they wake up Monday morning, Austria’s 8.9 million people will not be allowed to leave home except to go to work, shop for essentials and exercise.

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211122-austria-re-enters-covid-lockdown-as-europe-battles-virus-surge


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