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Austria on Verge of COVID Lockdown for Millions of Unvaccinated People

Nation's chancellor shames those not getting vaccinated

Austria is days away from ordering millions of unvaccinated people to stay at home, its chancellor has said, in a rare move that underscores the increasing exasperation of European leaders towards those who have not yet been inoculated against COVID-19.

Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg told reporters on Friday that the government should give the "green light" for the move this weekend.

"The aim is clear: We want on Sunday to give the green light for a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated," Schallenberg said at a news conference in Innsbruck.

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