Slovakia to introduce lockdown for the unvaccinated from COVID-19

New restrictive measures in Slovakia will come into force on November 22. They are designed for three weeks. Earlier, a lockdown for the unvaccinated was introduced in Austria

The Slovak authorities will introduce a lockdown for citizens not vaccinated against coronavirus infection in the country from November 22, amid a sharp increase in the number of cases and hospitalizations. Reuters writes about this with reference to the statement of the Prime Minister of the country Eduard Heger.

“ This is isolation for the unvaccinated, '' & mdash; he stressed during a press conference. Citizens will not be able to visit restaurants, shopping centers, shops (except for those selling essential goods), social and sports events. In order to work, unvaccinated employees will need to be tested twice a week.

The restrictive measures will last for three weeks, the agency said. They will not affect those who have been vaccinated against coronavirus infection, and those who have had COVID-19 in the past six months.

Heger said that the purpose of introducing new restrictive measures is to stabilize the situation in hospitals, where most of beds are occupied by unvaccinated patients with coronavirus, reports Novy Cas. “We do this for their [unvaccinated citizens] health and protection,” & mdash; he said.

The Czech government will also tighten restrictions on people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 from November 22, writes Reuters, citing Czech Minister of Health Adam Vojtech.

“ The main goal of these measures '' motivation to vaccinate & raquo;, & mdash; Vojtech emphasized.

So, only those who have a certificate of vaccination, or those who have had an infection in the last six months, will be able to use a number of services, visit a restaurant or public events, the edition specifies.

Austria has introduced a lockdown for citizens not vaccinated against coronavirus since November 15. Chancellor of the Republic Alexander Schallenberg said that the level of vaccinations in the country is “ shamefully low '', so the new measures are aimed at increasing it.

Lockdown in Austria will last ten days. The unvaccinated were forbidden to leave the house without a good reason. They can go to work, school, to the grocery store or to the doctor.

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