Austria reimposes full lockdown, plans to make COVID vaccines compulsory

Austria to return to complete lockdown as of Monday Has one of western Europe’s lowest vaccination rates Daily infections have continued to set new records Population will be required to get vaccinated from Feb. 1 Austria will become the first country in western Europe to reimpose a full coronavirus lockdown this autumn to tackle aContinue reading “Austria reimposes full lockdown, plans to make COVID vaccines compulsory”

COVID latest: Germany hits another infection high – DW News

Germany on Wednesday reported record levels of COVID-19 cases as the country faces a virulent fourth wave of the pandemic that has taken hold since late October. The country’s public health agency, the Robert Koch Institute, reported 52,826 new cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, the highest rate registered since the pandemicContinue reading “COVID latest: Germany hits another infection high – DW News”

Austria to declare nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated people

Austria will impose a nationwide lockdown for people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, becoming the first country in the world to do so, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced on Friday. Schallenberg, speaking at a press conference in Tyrol, said the nationwide lockdown is expected to be formally approved at a meeting on Sunday. RandomContinue reading “Austria to declare nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated people”

Dutch government tightens coronavirus restrictions amid surging infections

The Netherlands is one of the first Western European countries to bring back restrictions. The Dutch government announced Tuesday it would reimpose restrictive measures to combat the rapid increase of COVID-19 infections. From Friday, COVID passports will be mandatory for sports venues and so-called high-flow spaces, such as amusement parks and museums, and compulsory useContinue reading “Dutch government tightens coronavirus restrictions amid surging infections”

Latvia has one of the highest COVID-19 case rates in the world – DW News

The Baltic country has one of the highest COVID-19 case rates in the world. As Latvia struggles with spiking infections, its people are having to deal with a strict lockdown that experts say came too late.

Why did Eastern Europe and the Baltics get so badly hit by the latest COVID-19 wave? – DW News

As winter approaches, cases of COVID-19 are rising across Europe. Eastern Europe and the Baltics are seeing the highest numbers, and some countries and cities are turning to lockdowns to pull them back from the brink. Latvia has the highest rate of new cases of any European Union country, with nearly 900 cases per 100,000Continue reading “Why did Eastern Europe and the Baltics get so badly hit by the latest COVID-19 wave? – DW News”

Moscow enters lockdown as the country is at risk to lead in global COVID infections – DW News

Moscow went into lockdown Thursday until November 7 to combat a surge in COVID cases. It comes as Russia officially recorded more than 40,000 new COVID infections and 1,159 deaths. Russia has officially recorded nearly 8.4 million cases and more than 235,000 deaths since the pandemic began, though the official statistics agency Rosstat said inContinue reading “Moscow enters lockdown as the country is at risk to lead in global COVID infections – DW News”

As Russia shuts down, Putin ‘can’t understand what’s going on’ with vaccine hesitancy

“We have a reliable and efficient vaccine. The vaccine really reduces the risks of illness, grave complications and death,” he said.  Russia Wednesday reported 1,028 new coronavirus deaths, the highest 24-hour death toll in the country since the start of the pandemic. Putin said he didn’t understand the vaccine hesitancy in the country, even amongContinue reading “As Russia shuts down, Putin ‘can’t understand what’s going on’ with vaccine hesitancy”

Flights cancelled, schools closed as China fights new COVID-19 outbreak

Authorities in China cancelled hundreds of flights, closed schools and ramped up mass testing on Thursday (Oct 21) to try and stamp out a new COVID-19 outbreak linked to a group of tourists. Beijing has maintained a relentless zero-COVID approach with strict border closures and targeted lockdowns, even as other countries tentatively try to easeContinue reading “Flights cancelled, schools closed as China fights new COVID-19 outbreak”

Moscow to shut shops, schools as COVID-19 deaths soar

Authorities in Moscow on Thursday announced plans to shut restaurants, cinemas and non-food stores and introduce other restrictions later this month, as Russia registered the highest daily numbers of new coronavirus infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic. The government coronavirus task force reported 36,339 new confirmed infections and 1,036 deaths in theContinue reading “Moscow to shut shops, schools as COVID-19 deaths soar”

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