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WATCH: Protests as Austria imposes compulsory vaccination with fines for not complying

Anti-Mandate protesters took to the streets in Austria as it became the first EU country to impose compulsory vaccinations and fines for not complying.


Yesterday, January 20, Austria become the first EU country to impose mandatory vaccinations and fines of €3,600 for those who do not comply causing hundreds to protest in Vienna.
Austria has approved the first EU law that sanctions adults living in the central European country who have not been vaccinated against Covid a measure that is supported by 60 per cent of the population.


The expansion of the sixth wave of the pandemic seems to be slowing down, although there are doubts about whether the statistical data is reflecting the real picture of the transmission due to people not notifying the health services of a positive self-diagnostic test.
This is an issue that has been raised by several autonomous communities.
The incidence fell yesterday for the third consecutive day, but only by seven points to 3,279 cases, with a new peak of infections (157,447) and 162 more deaths.
The new numbers show that a large part of the communities still maintains a high rate of transmission, and forces remain cautious until the trend declines.
Yesterday, thousands of people joined protests in Vienna, Austria, against the approval of compulsory vaccinations.


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Laura Kemp

Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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