A number of European countries have been looking at a new COVID rules and lockdowns, and those changes led to protests in Vienna, Brussels, Zurich and Amsterdam this weekend. Really, the epicenter of the crisis so far is Austria, which has entered its fourth national lockdown due to the current pandemic wave. People have been asked to work from home, while all non-essential shops will be closed. According the the chancellor, Alexander Schallenberg, the lockdown would run for a maximum of 20 days. The question is whether this gets extended, of course. You may recall just last week that Austria declared it would make vaccines mandatory for adults—an extraordinary step.
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