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Austria to make Covid jabs compulsory from February

Those who don't comply will face hefty fines of between 600 and 3,600 euros.

Austria’s vaccine board recommends fourth Covid jab for some

Austria says it will tighten restrictions again from Dec 27 to slow the spread of the Omicron variant.

Austria approves legalising assisted suicide

A year ago, the constitutional court ordered the government to lift the existing ban on assisted dying, which is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Austria plans to lift lockdown, but not for the unvaccinated

Chancellor Karl Nehammer says his aim is to encourage as many as possible to get their first dose of vaccine.

Surgeon fined in Austria for amputating wrong leg

The surgeon had marked the wrong leg of the 82-year-old patient for amputation ahead of the operation in May in the central town of Freistadt, only noticing the mistake two days after carrying out the surgery.

Austria to impose lockdown and mandatory vaccinations, says chancellor

The Alpine nation plans to make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory from Feb 1 next year, while the lockdown will start from Monday and will be evaluated after 10 days, according to the chancellor.

‘Difficult’ Austria lockdown on unjabbed already effective, says PM

On Monday Austria became the first EU country to lockdown the unvaccinated in a bid to halt spiralling virus infection rates of around 12,000 per day in the country of 8.9 million.

Austria orders lockdown for the unvaccinated

Roughly 65% of Austria's population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19, one of the lowest rates in western Europe.

Lockdown for the unvaccinated ‘days away’, says Austrian chancellor

This means unvaccinated people will not be able to leave their homes unless they are going to work or shopping for essentials.

Church criticises Austrian govt’s ‘Islam map’

The highly controversial map shows details of more than 600 Muslim associations including details on their location and photos of members.

Austria to phase out AstraZeneca jabs

Its health minister says the jab is safe but cites bad press and delivery problems.

AstraZeneca vaccine not to blame for Austria death, says Europe medicines watchdog

Since inoculation campaigns began in earnest, isolated cases have been reported in some countries of people dying shortly after receiving a vaccine although none has been linked to the jabs themselves.

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