Coronavirus pandemic: Austria closes for lockdown, and COVID protests sweep across Italy and France

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 Coronavirus pandemic: Austria closes on lockdown, and COVID protests hit Italy and France

Anti-quarantine protests are reaching more cities.

From Monday, November 22, Austria will be closed to tourists for three weeks due to the increase in COVID infection.

This was reported in TSN.Rank.

You can enter the country only for a valid reason and with a vaccination certificate or a certificate of a past illness. Inside the country, severe restrictions will apply to both vaccinated and unvaccinated from COVID.

Tens of thousands of people, outraged by the new restrictions, staged protests over the weekend in many Austrian cities: not without clashes with the police.

Anti-quarantine protests also covered Italy, France and Croatia. For the third night in a row, riots in the Netherlands did not subside. A state of emergency has been declared in Rotterdam. It was also restless that night in The Hague, Groningen and Tilburg. Several dozen protesters were detained.

Mass actions against the new restrictions were held in Brussels. More than 35 thousand people gathered there. Protesters threw smoke bombs at the police. In response, the security forces used water cannons and tear gas.

As reported, the Director of the European Bureau of the World Health Organization (WHO) Hans Kluge made an unflattering forecast of COVID-19 mortality on the European continent this winter … Until March 2022, another half a million deaths may be recorded in Europe.

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