Coronavirus – Austria: “Lockdown in the unvaccinated” already bears fruit “

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The lockdown in people who have not been vaccinated against it Covid-19 Which came into force today in Austria – it is a “difficult” measure that “is already bearing fruit”, Chancellor Alexander Salenberg told the French Agency today, referring to “the massive increase of registrations in the vaccination centers”.

“It’s not that we happily deprived part of the freedom of a part of the population, but the measure already brings results “ said the chancellor characteristically.

Austria imposed a lockdown today to those who have not been vaccinated against the disease, the first European country to take such a measure, as, according to the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency, is facing a rapid rise in new cases, the highest since the start of the pandemic – an average of 12,000 per day condition in the country of 8.9 million inhabitants.

“The only way to get out of this vicious circle is to increase it vaccination rateWhich is “shamefully low” (65% to date), Salenberg insisted.

“I want to lead the unvaccinated to be vaccinated and not to confine the vaccinated “, he added, setting aside the accusations of discrimination or violation of fundamental rights.

According to him, almost half a million people received a dose vaccine last week in the country, including 128,813 for the first time, facing restrictions.

“I can not imagine that two-thirds of the population is ready to relinquish their freedoms and accept the house arrest in solidarity with the other third who has not yet been vaccinated,” said the Austrian chancellor.

Also asked about him vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 years, for which preparations have already begun by the city of Vienna, the chancellor said he expects the European Medicines Agency to give the green light “within the next two weeks”. It will begin “if that happens, a call for children to be vaccinated”.

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