Just in: Austria imposes 24/7 lockdownmain
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz tonight asked the public ‘not to meet anyone’ in Europe’s toughest lockdown, starting Tuesday.
‘One contact is one contact too many,’ said Kurz. People will be allowed to leave their homes only for essential food purchases and emergency medical care. Schools have been shut.
Austria has the highest number of new infections in Europe.
The Salzburg Festival has postponed next summer’s rollout event until mid-December at the earliest.