Covid jabs could be mandatory in Austria as new lockdown looms
The country’s chancellor, Alexander Schallenberg, is taking an increasingly hard-line on the matter as a new three-week lockdown for all Austrians approaches.
Austria will now be imposing a COVID lockdown on vaccinated AND unvaccinated people.— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) November 19, 2021
They have also announced that a VACCINE MANDATE for the ENTIRE COUNTRY will be put into force by February — the first in the world.
The “general obligation” to take the vaccine, as per Schallenberg, would start from February 1.
There is consensus among the mainstream political parties, however, there is also a contingent of people who express deep scepticism over the vaccine.
“But we have too many political forces, flimsy vaccine sceptics and spreaders of fake news in this country . . . despite campaigns [too many] people have still not been vaccinated,” the chancellor said.
A lot of the people who think “anti-vaxxers are crazy” sure are really quiet when we mention what’s happening to unvaccinated people in Australia and Austria.— daniel alexander (@Alec_Zeck) November 15, 2021
As of now, there has been no information given out explaining how the “general obligation” will be implemented by the government.
The only other countries to have made vaccinations compulsory are Indonesia, the Federated States of Micronesia, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.
What do Austria, Indonesia, the Federated States of Micronesia and Turkmenistan have in common, you ask? 🙃 https://t.co/6COD2DP5t0— Oliver Barnes (@mroliverbarnes) November 19, 2021
“I have always emphasised that our goal must be to get the unvaccinated to vaccination instead of imprisoning the vaccinated,” said Schallenberg.
From December 13, bars, restaurants and non-essential shops will be closed down.
Déjà vu much?