Days after Austria imposed a lockdown on the unvaccinated, it has announced a full national Covid-19 lockdown starting on Monday. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said it would last at least 10 days and there would be a legal requirement to get vaccinated from 1 February 2022. He was responding to record cases numbers and one of the lowest vaccination levels in Western Europe. Many other European countries are imposing restrictions as cases rise.
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