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Austria to lift most COVID-19 restrictions by March 5 – Metro US

Austria to lift most COVID-19 restrictions by March 5

Vaccination center in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna
Vaccination center in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria will lift most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions by March 5, including scrapping an earlier closing time of midnight for bars and restaurants and allowing night clubs to reopen, Chancellor Karl Nehammer said on Wednesday.

Having recently announced that unvaccinated people would be allowed to return to restaurants and non-essential shops if they have been tested, Nehammer told a news conference such proof of testing, recovery or vaccination would also be scrapped given falling infections and a manageable situation in hospitals.

(Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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