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Salzburg is poised to impose a normal lockdown as Covid spreads in Austria.

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Two states in Austria will limit public life for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals beginning subsequent week as hospitals pressure below the most recent surge in coronavirus infections. The final lockdown within the states — Salzburg and Higher Austria — goes into impact per week after the nation imposed broad restrictions on the activities of unvaccinated people.

“We not see a substitute for a lockdown starting subsequent week,” Wilfried Haslauer, the governor of Salzburg, advised the Austrian information service APA on Thursday.

The final lockdown within the two states, which is anticipated to final no less than a number of weeks, comes amid document caseloads. The Austrian authorities registered 15,609 new instances in a single day nationwide on Tuesday, a document within the nation for the reason that pandemic started. About 40 p.c of these instances had been in Salzburg and Higher Austria.

The precise guidelines had been anticipated be introduced on Thursday afternoon.

The nationwide opposition chief, Pamela Rendi-Wagner, known as for the measures to be expanded for the whole nation. She mentioned the selection was stark.

“The nationwide authorities should not stand by whereas individuals die as a result of they’ll not get sufficient well being care,” Ms. Rendi-Wagner advised a information convention in Vienna on Thursday.