Austria bans gatherings of more than five people


AUSTRIA has introduced new major restrictions on movement in public places, urging citizens to self-isolate and prohibit gatherings of more than five people and further restrict entry into the country.

It is unclear whether the new restrictions will take effect immediately. Earlier, restaurants were ordered to close as of Tuesday.

“Austrians are called for self-isolation,” the office of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said in a statement. “It means social contact only with the people they live with,” he points out.

Visitors from the UK, the Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine will not be allowed to enter the country unless they have been quarantined in their homes for two weeks or have an appropriate health certificate.