10/31, 10:22 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Reports: Kurz to announce Austria lockdown today

According to local media, Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will announce a second nationwide lockdown later on Saturday in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

The new restrictions include a ban on people leaving their houses between 8:00 pm and 6:00 am, except for limited purposes. Furthermore, citizens should refrain from sharing vehicles with people from different households, maintain a social distance of one meter when meeting and shops will limit the number of people allowed inside per 10 square meters.

Chancellor Kurz will inform the public about the government's new measures at a press conference at 4:30 pm today.

Breaking the News / JC