Any new restrictive measures will be discussed Thursday at a meeting between the state and Lander, before being passed through Parliament.
Austria, as of Monday’s lockdown for the unvaccinated Meanwhile, in Austria, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced on Monday the entry into force of a lockdown for the unvaccinated or for those who have not recently contracted Covid, in an effort to stem the record number of new cases. “The situation is serious. We are not taking this measure lightly, but unfortunately it is necessary,” he said.
Israel allows children to be vaccinated – After the United States, Israel has also given the green light to vaccinate against Covid for children aged 5-11 years with Pfizer-BioNtech doses, in the hope of eradicating the Covid-19 pandemic. “Most experts felt that the benefits would outweigh the risks,” the Ministry of Health said. In the summer, the authorities launched a new campaign for the third dose and began vaccinating children aged 12-17 years.
The fourth wave in Germany – In Germany, injuries and deaths have increased significantly since mid-October, in a fourth wave attributed to the relatively low vaccination rate in Germany of about 67%. With 289 cases per 100,000 people, the Robert Koch Institute’s health agency said the infection rate reached a new high on Sunday.
Towards new restrictions? – Ahead of Thursday’s “Covid Summit” of federal and local leaders, new measures are being discussed to curb the rise in infections. The heads of the three so-called “traffic light parties” (SPD, Greens and FDP) want to toughen Covid legislation again, and restrictions on unvaccinated people are also being discussed.
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