Breaking news: Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg: Green light for lockdown for unvaccinated on Sunday

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Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg (ÖVP) has given a concrete timetable to the lockdown for the unvaccinated, which he had already ventilated yesterday. The intention is to give the “green light” for such a lockdown on Sunday, Schallenberg said today at a press conference on the “blackout” exercise in Innsbruck.

Before that, there would be a virtual conference with the provincial governors this weekend and, in addition, a meeting of the main committee of the National Council on Sunday.

In any case, he wanted a “nationwide” solution, Schallenberg said. Once again, the chancellor gave a clear rejection to a general lockdown – i.e. also for vaccinated and recovered people: namely, those who had also protected themselves against the virus through vaccination would have to be protected. There should be no “solidarity” with the unvaccinated in the sense of going into lockdown.

Questions remain open
Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein (Greens) said that a lockdown for the unvaccinated is only fixed for Upper Austria and Salzburg. The legal basis is to determine on Sunday the main committee. He left questions about the rest of the country open. He referred to the deliberations on Sunday.

Upper Austria’s provincial leader Thomas Stelzer (ÖVP) added in a separate press conference that unvaccinated people would then only be allowed to leave their homes to meet their daily needs, go to work or if they needed help. Night catering would have to close. Events will be canceled except for top sports and culture. Advent markets are to be held without consumption.

  • source. ORF.at/picture: pixabay.com

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