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One other European nation imposes Covid lockdown for unvaccinated

Another European country imposes Covid lockdown for unvaccinated


Slovakia has turn out to be the most recent European nation to implement lockdown restrictions on individuals who have not had the Covid vaccine, because it seeks to stop a resurgence in infections and hospital admissions over the winter.

Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger introduced the brand new measures in a press convention on Thursday, declaring a “lockdown for the unvaccinated” after the nation reported a report variety of new instances.

The brand new restrictions in Slovakia, which come into impact on Monday, would require individuals to have been vaccinated or have recovered from Covid up to now six months to enter eating places, non-essential retailers, or public occasions.

Up to now few days, the European nation has seen report numbers of recent infections, together with over 8,000 on Tuesday, with hospitals operating out of house to deal with Covid sufferers.

Slovakia has one of many lowest charges of vaccination within the European Union, with over 50% of people nonetheless not jabbed. The nation of round 5.5 million has up to now solely inoculated 2.5 million individuals in opposition to the virus.

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Earlier this week, Austria turned the primary nation to impose restrictions on unvaccinated people, because it sought to restrict stress on hospitals and emergency care items. The transfer got here into impact at midnight on Monday for anybody aged 12 and older who has not obtained their Covid vaccine or not too long ago recovered from the virus.

The German state of Bavaria and the Czech Republic adopted Austria in limiting entry for unvaccinated people. Solely individuals who can present proof of vaccination or that they’ve not too long ago recovered from Covid might be allowed to enter public areas, resembling eating places and retailers. 

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