Europe COVID-19 surge: Austrian lockdown to contain virus dampens holiday mood

From midnight, today, Austrians have been asked to work from home and non-essential shops have been shut again.

FP Staff November 22, 2021 23:02:04 IST
Europe COVID-19 surge: Austrian lockdown to contain virus dampens holiday mood

Empty streets on the evening before the beginning of a nationwide lockdown due to the fast rising COVID-19 infections in the country in Vienna. AP

Austrian government has reimposed full national lockdown as protests against new restrictions aimed at curbing COVID-19 infections spread across Europe.

From midnight, today, Austrians have been asked to work from home and non-essential shops have been shut again.

New restrictions have sparked protests throughout Europe, with people clashed with police in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Europe COVID19 surge Austrian lockdown to contain virus dampens holiday mood

Austria went into a nationwide lockdown early Monday to combat soaring coronavirus infections, a step being closely watched by other European governments struggling with national outbreaks that are straining health care systems. AP

Europe COVID19 surge Austrian lockdown to contain virus dampens holiday mood

People wait to get COVID-19 vaccines in Vienna, Austria, Monday. AP

Europe COVID19 surge Austrian lockdown to contain virus dampens holiday mood

Employees walk outside a horse riding school in Vienna, Austria. AP

Europe COVID19 surge Austrian lockdown to contain virus dampens holiday mood

Protesters stand in front of the federal chancellery of Austria, wearing mask of the political leaders of Austria with a sign that says „ I am a pandemic failure" in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. Due to the high rise in COVID-19 infections, on Monday morning, a nationwide lockdown started. AP

Europe COVID19 surge Austrian lockdown to contain virus dampens holiday mood

A vendor covers a newsstand with a plastic sheet on a shopping street in Vienna. AP

Europe COVID19 surge Austrian lockdown to contain virus dampens holiday mood

People wait to get COVID-19 vaccines in Vienna. AP

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