Austria re-enters Covid lockdown as Europe battles virus surge

Austria first EU nation to reimpose national lockdown since vaccines became widely available, going back on previous pledges

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People in Austria are not allowed to leave home except to go to work, shop for essentials and exercise, as the country returned to a Covid-19 lockdown on Monday morning.

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday to protest against the measures, some blaming the government for not doing more to avert the latest coronavirus wave crashing into Europe.

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