The Slovak government has decided to introduce a nationwide lockdown for two weeks, which is caused by the increase in the number of coronavirus infections. The restrictions, the scope of which will be presented by Prime Minister Eduard Heger, are also to apply to vaccinated people. The journalists were informed about this decision by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Richard Sulik.
Lockdown in Slovakia
Government experts recommended even stricter restrictions. Lockdown – in their opinion – should last three weeks.
According to preliminary information, only shops with basic necessities are to be opened in the country. Employers will check anti-covid certificates. After 10 days, the government will evaluate the effects of the measures taken.
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The decision was made due to the growing number of daily SARS-CoV-2 infections and the overload of the health care system. On Tuesday, laboratories in Slovakia recorded over 10 thousand. new infections. This is the highest number since the pandemic started in March 2020. There are 3,200 Covid-19 patients in hospitals.
Lockdown in Austria
From Monday, a nationwide lockdown for all residents is in force in Austria. The decision to introduce the blockade is explained by the government with record increases in the number of coronavirus infections. The lockdown will last at least 10 days, and can be extended to 20 if necessary. Austrians are only allowed to leave their homes during the lockdown for good reason.
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