EFEInternational Desk

Several European countries enforced tighter Covid-19 restrictions Monday to battle soaring infection and death rates.

Austria’s lockdown for the unvaccinated entered into force Monday. About two million citizens over the age of 12 will only be allowed to leave their homes to shop for essential goods, go outside for fresh air, visit a doctor or go to work with a negative test result.

These measures come as figures have been soaring in Austria, with authorities recording nearly 850 cases per 100,000 people over seven days.EFE