Two states in Austria will limit public life for vaccinated and unvaccinated folks beginning subsequent week as hospitals pressure underneath the newest surge in coronavirus infections. The overall lockdown within the states — Salzburg and Higher Austria — goes into impact per week after the nation imposed broad restrictions on the activities of unvaccinated people.

“We not see an alternative choice to a lockdown starting subsequent week,” Wilfried Haslauer, the governor of Salzburg, informed the Austrian information service APA on Thursday.

The overall lockdown within the two states, which is anticipated to final at the least a number of weeks, comes amid file caseloads. The Austrian authorities registered 15,609 new circumstances in a single day nationwide on Tuesday, a file within the nation for the reason that pandemic started. About 40 p.c of these circumstances have been in Salzburg and Higher Austria.

The precise guidelines have been anticipated be introduced on Thursday afternoon.

The nationwide opposition chief, Pamela Rendi-Wagner, referred to as for the measures to be expanded for the complete nation. She mentioned the selection was stark.

“The nationwide authorities should not stand by whereas folks die as a result of they will not get enough well being care,” Ms. Rendi-Wagner informed a information convention in Vienna on Thursday.