Austria extends third COVID-19 lockdown to Feb 8

Austria will extend its COVID-19 lockdown, with the goal to start easing restrictions from Feb. 8, the government said on Sunday. The catering sector and tourism will not be able to reopen in February, it added. Austria, a country of 8.9 million people, is in its third lockdown, with only essential shops open.

Reuters | Vienna | Updated: 17-01-2021 15:50 IST | Created: 17-01-2021 15:39 IST
Austria extends third COVID-19 lockdown to Feb 8
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Austria will extend its COVID-19 lockdown, with the goal to start easing restrictions from Feb. 8, the government said on Sunday. The catering sector and tourism will not be able to reopen in February, it added.

Austria, a country of 8.9 million people, is in its third lockdown, with only essential shops open. The country has reported nearly 390,000 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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