ZURICH (SWITZERLAND) – Austria will extend its COVID-19 lockdown until Feb. 8, the APA news agency reported, on Sunday.
With health officials warning that infection rates remain too high to start easing restrictions at this stage, curbs which was supposed to end on Jan 24. continues.
The government has scheduled a news conference for 1000 GMT to discuss its latest measures.
Austria, a country of 8.9 million people, is in its third lockdown, with only essential shops open. The country has reported nearly 390,00 coronavirus cases and almost 7,000 COVID-19-linked deaths since the pandemic began last year.