Austria’s government issued a nationwide ban on unvaccinated persons to try and slow down the spread Covid-19.

Today, Alexander Schallenberg, Chancellor of Germany, confirmed that millions would be locked down from tomorrow due to a worrying trend for infections.    

About two million residents of the 8.9million-strong nation will be affected by this move. They won’t be able to leave their homes except for essential activities like shopping or working.

You won’t. Children under 12 years old are not eligible for vaccination. 

You will get it after. Police turned on hundreds of Dutch protestors last night when they opposed the partial return to lockdown in The Netherlands. Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said that that millions of citizens who have not been vaccinated would be placed into lockdown from tomorrow

Alexander Schallenberg, Austrian Chancellor, stated that the millions of unvaccinated citizens would be locked down starting tomorrow

A group of demonstrators hold a placard reading 'no to compulsory vaccination' during an anti-vaccination protest at the Ballhausplatz in Vienna

A group of demonstrators hold a placard reading ‘no to compulsory vaccination’ during an anti-vaccination protest at the Ballhausplatz in Vienna

People visit the newly opened Christmas market in Vienna as Covid cases rise in the country

As Covid cases increase in the country, people visit Vienna’s newly-opened Christmas Market.

On Sunday, Mr Schallenberg told reporters in Vienna: ‘It’s our job as the government of Austria to protect the people.

“There will be an unvaccinated lockdown starting Monday.      

Initially, the lockdown will last ten days. Police have been requested to inspect people in their surroundings to ensure they are up to date with vaccinations. 

It happened as thousands of people descended on Ballhausplatz, Vienna today for an anti-vaccination rally. 

As they marched through the streets, protesters carried placards that read “no mandatory vaccination”.

Austria’s vaccination rate is among the lowest in Europe. It has only 65 per cent coverage. 

Recent weeks have seen a worrying increase in infection rates. The nation reported 11552 new cases Sunday. This is compared to 8,554 infections a week earlier.

775 new infections per 100,000 people is the seven-day rate. 

The rate in Germany is 289, which is comparable to the neighboring Germany. Germany has also raised alarm about the increasing numbers.

Last night the streets in the Netherlands were deserted as new government rules dictated all restaurants and bars close their doors for trade at 8pm.

Many streets across the country have seen empty houses as bars, restaurants, and other nightlife establishments close down at 8pm.

The violence erupted as angry clashes broke out among the parties. Police and protestors from the Netherlands reacted to partial lockdown return.

Mr Schallenberg told reporters in Vienna it was the government's job 'to protect the people'

In Vienna, Mr Schallenberg stated to reporters that the government was responsible for protecting the citizens.

Hundreds of protesters walk through a street in Vienna during an anti-vaccination demonstration

At an anti-vaccination protest, hundreds of people marched through Vienna’s streets.

A demonstrator holds a placard saying 'against compulsory vaccination' during a protest in Vienna today

Today’s protestor in Vienna holds a sign that says “against compulsory vaccine”

In an attempt to disperse protestors who were throwing stones and fireworks on Friday night, the Dutch police used water pressure against a 200-strong group in The Hague.

When Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands was giving a briefing to media members, protestors clashed against riot police and mounted officials outside the Justice and Security Ministry. 

Later in the evening, police were confronted with flares, projectiles, and bicycles thrown at them. Officers began to strike fleeing protestors with batons.

Even though death rates are still low in the Netherlands, Friday’s highest-ever daily Covid infection count was recorded by medics. Hospitals were warned that they face a huge challenge due to an unprecedented rise of cases.

Rutte referred to the return of lockdowns from Saturday as an “unpleasant”. He stated that three weeks later, restrictions which the Dutch had believed were permanent would be reimposed. 

Police officers are seen in The Hague, hours after 200 people there were blasted with water in a bid to disperse demonstrators

After 200 demonstrators were dispersed, police officers can be seen at The Hague.

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protestors clashed with riot police in The Hague in the Netherlands on Friday evening

On Friday, thousands of protestors opposed to lockdown clashed against riot officers in The Hague.

Police officers stand guard in The Hague as demonstrators take to the street

Officers of the police stand guard at The Hague while demonstrators go on the streets 

In the meantime, Covid cases are falling in the UK. Neil Ferguson, a prominent expert on the subject, shared his optimism about the UK’s ability to avoid the return to lockdown-style restrictions of the Netherlands. 

Trends in infections are downwards starting October 24th, according to independent monitoring studies. Last week’s decline was 16%. 

Daily cases rose week-on-week for the second day in a row yesterday – up by a quarter on last week to 38,351 – but experts are hopeful this is a temporary effect of children returning to school after half term. 

Hospital admissions to this virus-related illness have fallen for almost a whole week and will continue to decline in the coming weeks. 

A further 145 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded on Friday. That’s a 25% decrease from last week.