Slovakian authorities introduced a two-week lockdown for all citizens

Subscribe to RBC's Instagram Get news faster than anyone Истoчник rbc.ru Think about it & raquo;, & mdash; quotes the statement of the premier edition Noviny.sk. Earlier, similar measures were introduced by the Austrian authorities. The daily number of new cases of the disease has reached a maximum since the beginning of the pandemic The Slovak authorities decided to introduce a two-week lockdown from November 25, including for vaccinated citizens. Churches will be closed, although local Catholics will still have an opportunity for confession. & Mdash; RBK ) will begin to operate in the country again, according to which they are allowed to access public places using QR codes. He especially noted the fact that the increase in the incidence is quite expensive for the state. There they decided to introduce a tough 20-day general lockdown, which also applies to those who have recovered and who have been vaccinated. The country called the critical situation with hospitalization. Bratislava explained this by the high incidence in recent weeks, the critical situation with hospitalizations and low vaccination rates, reports Reuters. The authorities also urged citizens to refrain from traveling around the country, and businesses to switch to a remote mode of operation. According to Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg, for these categories of Austrians, restrictive measures will be lifted no later than December 13, and the so-called 2G rule (geimpft und genesen & mdash; vaccinated and recovered. A total of 2.6 million people have been vaccinated in Slovakia, that is, less than 50%. In accordance with the government's decision, quarantine will affect all citizens of the country. In the last 24 hours alone, 10,315 cases of infection were registered in Slovakia, which was the highest figure for the entire pandemic, 71 people died. The tough measures in the Ministry of Health of Slovakia were explained, among other things, by the situation in hospitals. One hospitalization costs € 1200, ventilator connection € 12,000, and vaccinations costs € 40. Head of Government Eduard Heger said that in ten days the authorities could ease restrictions for those who were vaccinated or have already had coronavirus. Over the next few days, all restaurants and non-food stores will be closed, and some schoolchildren will study online. According to the representative of the department, Susana Eliashova, 3200 people are now hospitalized, 82% of them have not been vaccinated.