Austrian chancellor threatens second lockdown

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Sebastian Kurz
Sebastian Kurz

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Monday threatened to impose a second lockdown, if the current spike in coronavirus cases continues.

“The situation in hospitals will determine whether a new lockdown is imposed. No country in the world would allow its intensive medical care to become overwhelmed,’’ Kurz said.

In Austria, the possible overloading of the health system is a legal requirement for imposing a lockdown.

On Sunday, Austria introduced a limit of six people for private gatherings indoors and 12 people outdoors. Austria has seen record daily infection numbers in recent days.(dpa/NAN)

– Oct. 26 2020 @ 11:39 GMT |

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