Coronavirus latest – Austrians took to the streets of Vienna in their hundreds over the weekend to protest one of the strictest covid mandates in the world. Despite the UK looking to scrap all covid restrictions as Omicron is found to be less severe than the previous Delta variant. Austria became the first EU country to make vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory after the parliament approved the mandate in late January. From March 16, police will start checking people’s vaccination status during routine controls. Those who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine shot will face fines between €600-€3600. Some 72% of the Austrian population have been fully vaccinated so far.
The country of 9 million has recorded over 1.5 million coronavirus cases since the first case was reported in March 2020. Nearly 14,000 people have died due to the coronavirus. The Sun spoke exclusively to Austrian activist, Alexander Tschugguel who is against the new law. He said those found unvaccinated will push back against the ‘unconstitutional’ fines. ***Austria has mandated mandatory vaccines to stop the spread of Coronavirus and protect its citizens. The NHS state the coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective and give you the best protection against COVID-19 for more information go to the NHS website ***
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