Austrian chancellor threatens second lockdown

 Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Monday threatened to impose a second lockdown, if the current spike in coronavirus cases continues.

“The situation in hospitals will determine whether a new lockdown is imposed.

“No country in the world would allow its intensive medical care to become overwhelmed,’’ Kurz said.










In Austria, the possible overloading of the health system is a legal requirement for imposing a lockdown.

On Sunday, Austria introduced a limit of six people for private gatherings indoors and 12 people outdoors.

Austria has seen record daily infection numbers in recent days.(dpa/NAN)