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Austria: COVID sceptics hold rally in Vienna02:29

Austria: COVID sceptics hold rally in Vienna

Australia, Vienna
January 16, 2021 at 12:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Demonstrators took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday January 16, to protest government measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Organised by the 'Querdenken' movement, the rally took place at Heldenplatz. Since December 26, Austria has been under its third strict coronavirus lockdown, which includes the closure of all non-essential businesses and movement restrictions, in an attempt to cut community transmissions to slow the spread of the virus.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the lockdown in order to "avoid" a third wave.

Austria has recorded 392,511 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 7,053 deaths with the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Austria: COVID sceptics hold rally in Vienna02:29
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Demonstrators took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday January 16, to protest government measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Organised by the 'Querdenken' movement, the rally took place at Heldenplatz. Since December 26, Austria has been under its third strict coronavirus lockdown, which includes the closure of all non-essential businesses and movement restrictions, in an attempt to cut community transmissions to slow the spread of the virus.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the lockdown in order to "avoid" a third wave.

Austria has recorded 392,511 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 7,053 deaths with the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University data.