COVID-19: Austria enters full national blockade amid record number of cases – while fourth wave sweeps Europe | World News

Austria announced a full national blockade on Monday as countries across Europe impose major COVID-19 restrictions to counter a fourth wave sweeping the continent. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said the confinement would last “a maximum of 20 days”. He also announced that there will be a “requirement to be vaccinated” starting February 1st. The country has … Read more

Merkel bans unvaccinated Germans from shops in draconian Covid restrictions amid warnings of “bad” Christmas as cases rise

ANGELA Merkel has banned unvaccinated Germans from shops and restaurants in draconian Covid restrictions, as leaders warn of a “desperate” Christmas ahead. Germany has agreed to a series of more stringent measures for free citizens – as well as a gradual restriction system to treat the virus. 1 Germany has announced initiatives to stop the … Read more

Indian Prime Minister Modi repeals controversial agricultural laws after a year of protests

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that he would repeal three agricultural laws against which farmers have been protesting for more than a year, a significant downturn for the militant leader during major elections threatening. The legislation, introduced in September last year, aimed to deregulate the sector, allowing farmers to sell produce to … Read more