Austria will become the first country in western Europe to reimpose a full coronavirus lockdown this autumn to tackle a new wave of infections, and will require its whole population to be vaccinated as of February, its government said on Friday.
Roughly two-thirds of Austria’s population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, one of the lowest rates in western Europe. Its infections are among the highest on the continent, with a seven-day incidence of 991 per 100,000 people.
Austria introduced a lockdown for all those who were unvaccinated on Monday but since then infections have continued to set new records.
The two worst-hit provinces, Salzburg and Upper Austria, said on Thursday they would introduce their own lockdowns, raising pressure on the government to do the same nationally.
“We have not succeeded in convincing enough people to get vaccinated,” Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg told a news conference, saying the lockdown would start on Monday and the requirement to be vaccinated on Feb. 1.
“It hurts that such measures still have to be taken.”
With cold weather setting in across Europe as winter approaches, governments have been forced to consider reimposing unpopular lockdowns. The Netherlands has reimposed a partial lockdown, with bars and restaurants closing at 8 p.m.
The issue has also deepened a rift between Schallenberg’s conservatives and their coalition partner, the left-wing Greens. Schallenberg said only days ago that he did not want to impose extra restrictions on the unvaccinated, even as Health Minister Wolfgang Mueckstein called for a nighttime curfew.
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There Is A Bun In The Oven For Sisi Yemmie As She Announces Pregnancy
A bun is in the oven for Sisi Yemmie.
The food vlogger is expecting her third child with hubby.
She made the surprise announcement in the 2021 edition of her yearly Vlogmas series on Youtube.
Watch the cute video below
KOKOnista Of The Day: Willow Smith Is Not Just The ‘Whip My Hair’ Singer
Willow Camille Reign Smith, also known as Willow, is an American singer, actress, and dancer.
Willow Smith was born on October 31, 2000 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actress-musician Jada Pinkett Smith and actor-musician Will Smith. She has two older siblings: her brother Jaden Smith, an actor and musician, and her half-brother Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III, an actor and DJ. Smith and her siblings are youth ambassadors for Project Zambi, which, in conjunction with Hasbro, provides assistance for Zambian children orphaned by AIDS.
Smith attended Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles.
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In 2018, Smith began co-hosting the Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk, which has earned her two NAACP Image Awards and two Daytime Emmy Award nominations. In 2021, Smith released the single “Transparent Soul” featuring Travis Barker, which reached number one on the Billboard Rock Streaming chart. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021.
Smith made her acting debut in 2007 in the film I Am Legend along with her father Will Smith, and later appeared in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl alongside Abigail Breslin.
In 2010, Smith launched her music career with the single “Whip My Hair”, which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for Video of the Year at the BET Awards of 2011.
Smith later signed to her mentor Jay-Z’s record label Roc Nation, becoming the youngest artist signed to the label; and released the single “21st Century Girl”, the following year.
In 2015, Smith released her debut album, Ardipithecus, including the single “Wait a Minute!”, which was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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“It Was A Little Bit Surreal” – Frank Lampard Narrates How He Was Brutally Sacked By Chelsea After Being Summoned To The Boardroom
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has shed light on the way he was dismissed from his post as the club’s manager at the beginning of this year.
The ex-Blues midfielder enjoyed over a decade at the club before making the switch to Manchester City, calling time on his playing career after a brief spell at New York City .
After a first managerial gig at Championship side Derby County , Lampard was entrusted with the responsibility of taking charge of his former side through a particularly turbulent period that involved a two-window transfer ban.
Having secured Champions League qualification in his first term, things quickly soured around the festive period of his second campaign at the helm.
Lampard oversaw some heavy spending in the summer of 2020, enticing the likes of Timo Werner , Ben Chilwell , Kai Havertz , Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech to Stamford Bridge as well as Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.
The accumulative total of seven new additions came to a whopping £220m, meaning the pressure was firmly on Lampard to guide the Blues to a title tilt – yet performances on the pitch were some way off the required standard.
As a result, the former England international was sacked from his role as Chelsea manager at the turn of the calendar year, replaced by ex- Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel.
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Lampard has since given an insight into how he was relieved of his duties by those at the top of the Chelsea hierarchy.
The former Blues boss explained: “We had beaten Luton Town in the FA Cup fourth round, and it was the next morning – I got a text from [chairman] Bruce Buck saying can you move training and come and meet us in the boardroom.
“You know that first message as well, you wake up and think ‘let’s have a flick through Instagram – I’m joking but once the club make that decision, there’s no nice way to do it.
“They said can you come and meet us in the boardroom, I knew straightaway there is no nice way of doing that, there may be different ways of etiquette but at the end of the day results are the same.”
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He went on to give details of the following meeting with Buck and Director Marina Granovskaia, revealing: “When I met Bruce and Marina, it was very cordial – I knew what was coming then.
“Not at the time but I was thankful for the period, you understand what it is – they are going to move on and there is nothing you can do about it, I’ve never been in that position before and it was a little bit surreal at the time, but it is what is.
“When you take the job, you understand that call may come, unless you are winning back to back titles that’s going to happen.”
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