Austrians who flout vaccine mandate face fines up to $4,000

Austria plans to impose fines of up to 3,600 euros (around USD 4,000) on people who flout a coronavirus vaccine mandate it aims to introduce in February for all residents age 14 and over, the health minister said Thursday. The government announced last month that it would implement a general vaccine mandate early next year, … Read more

Covid news live: Austria enters nationwide lockdown; Australia eases international border restrictions

9.20am GMT09:20 Dr David Nabarro, a World Health Organisation special envoy on Covid-19, has told Sky News he can understand the protests in Europe but added: “I’m really very, very anxious about what I’m seeing right across Europe, including now in Western Europe – these very large numbers of cases – but also the speed … Read more

Austria re-imposes a full Covid lockdown and makes vaccination mandatory

Austrian police officers check a man’s identity and vaccination certificate during a control in Voesendorf, district Moedling, Austria, on November 16, 2021. Hans Punz | AFP | Getty Images Austria will enter a fourth national lockdown on Monday as Covid-19 cases continue to surge. The country’s unvaccinated are already barred from leaving their homes for … Read more

Austrian police conduct random checks to enforce Covid lockdowns for the unvaccinated

Police officers monitor compliance with the lockdown in Innsbruck during the first day of a nationwide lockdown for people not yet vaccinated against the Covid-19. Jan Hetfleisch | Getty Images Austria has imposed fresh lockdown measures on around 2 million unvaccinated people, with individuals facing fines if they fail to comply with the rules. Those … Read more

Covid live: Jonathan Van-Tam warns of ‘bumpy few months ahead’ as boosters recommended for over-40s in UK

The UK Covid programme is evolving as the data evolves, with further evolutionary steps announced today. And this is how we go forwards. Wait for the data. Move the dial, wait again for more data ,move the dial. Develop confidence and certainty with every step. People keep asking me about Christmas. I think for Christmas … Read more

Covid live: Dutch PM to announce partial lockdown; Germany to quarantine unvaccinated Austrian visitors

Dr Bharat Pankhania, senior clinical lecturer at Exeter University College of Medicine and Health, has told Associated Press that in Western Europe the large pool of unvaccinated people combined with a widespread post-lockdown resumption of socializing and a slight decline in immunity for people who got their shots months ago is driving up the pace … Read more

Coronavirus live news: Austria to hear first lawsuit over resort outbreak; Africa vaccine shortfall raises risk of deadly variants, WHO warns

A British study will look into the immune responses of children to mixed schedules of different Covid-19 vaccines as officials try to determine the best approach to second doses in adolescents given a small risk of heart inflammation, Reuters reports. Children aged 12-15 in Britain will be vaccinated from next week, while those aged 16-17 … Read more

Italy v Austria: Euro 2020 last 16 – live updates!

Italy: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Acerbi, Spinazzola, Barella, Jorginho, Verratti, Berardi, Immobile, Insigne.Subs: Sirigu, Locatelli, Belotti, Pessina, Emerson Palmieri, Chiesa, Cristante, Bernardeschi, Raspadori, Bastoni, Toloi, Meret. Austria: Bachmann, Lainer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Alaba, Xaver Schlager, Grillitsch, Laimer, Sabitzer, Baumgartner, Arnautovic.Subs: Alexander Schlager, Ulmer, Posch, Ilsanker, Gregoritsch, Pervan, Baumgartlinger, Lienhart, Trimmel, Schaub, Schopf, Kalajdzic. Referee: Anthony Taylor … Read more

Ukraine v Austria: Euro 2020 – live!

4.52pm BST16:52 For anyone wondering how the bracket is filled out by third-placed teams. Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) Hopefully this helps everyone understand how the best third-placed teams get their #euro2020 fixtures. It’s not as complicated as it looks, and will get a lot simpler as the possible combination of teams is reduced. More detailed permutations: … Read more