Austria to extend third COVID-19 lockdown to Feb 8 - APA

Austria will extend its COVID-19 lockdown until Feb. 8, the APA news agency reported, citing sources familiar with negotiations between the federal and regional governments on Saturday. The country has reported nearly 390,00 coronavirus cases and almost 7,000 COVID-19-linked deaths since the pandemic began last year.

Reuters | Updated: 17-01-2021 14:57 IST | Created: 17-01-2021 13:46 IST
Austria to extend third COVID-19 lockdown to Feb 8 - APA
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Austria will extend its COVID-19 lockdown until Feb. 8, the APA news agency reported, citing sources familiar with negotiations between the federal and regional governments on Saturday. The curbs on public life were supposed to end on Jan. 24, but health officials have warned that infection rates remain too high to start easing restrictions at this stage.

The government has scheduled a news conference for 1000 GMT to discuss its latest measures. Austria, a country of 8.9 million people, is in its third lockdown, with only essential shops open. The country has reported nearly 390,00 coronavirus cases and almost 7,000 COVID-19-linked deaths since the pandemic began last year.

Also Read: Austria extends lockdown for another week until Jan. 24 - APA

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