The government issued a statement saying that the total closure is going to continue for a period of three weeks, starting next Monday.
The Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said – in statements on Friday – that the government agreed with state governors to impose compulsory vaccination against Coronavirus (known also as COVID-19) and to close all of Austria.
The advisor added that the closure is scheduled to continue for a maximum of 20 days, starting next Monday, with an evaluation taking place after ten days.
Schallenberg pointed out that the mandatory vaccination should take effect from February 2022 with the medical mask being made mandatory in all closed places, provided that schools remain open.
Also, the Austrian Minister of Health, Wolfgang Mokstein confirmed that the situation of the Coronavirus in the country will be re-evaluated every ten days, especially the work of the vaccine or recovery base known as “G2”, with continued restrictions on the unvaccinated.
Mokstein said – in statements last Tuesday that he discussed with a number of hospital officials and medical and health experts, on Wednesday, the current situation of the Corona pandemic in the country and the effectiveness of the new measures after imposing the total closure for those who are not vaccinated with Corona vaccines.
He pointed out that in the event that infections continue to rise, it may be better to re-impose night-time exit restrictions on everyone as an additional measure in combating the epidemic, despite the fact that some parties did not welcome this step.
In the same context, the daily infections with the Coronavirus in Austria recorded a new rise, according to the statistics of the Austrian Ministry of Health, as it reached 10,363 new infections and 61 deaths within 24 hours.