Austria to scrap mandatory Covid vaccination

A waiter checks the Covid-19 requirements for a customer at a coffee shop in Vienna. The Austrian government says it will scrap its policy of mandatory vaccination against Covid-19. – EPA pic, June 23, 2022.

THE Austrian government said today it will scrap the country’s controversial policy of mandatory vaccination against Covid-19, just months after it became law. 

The measure – which was a European Union first – came into legal effect at the beginning of February and the first checks had been planned for mid-March, with those refusing to get the jab facing fines of up to €3,600 (RM16,700).

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