Austria Politics

Protests erupt over COVID lockdown and vaccination rules across Europe

Tens of thousands of protesters, many from far-right groups, have marched through Vienna following the Austrian government announcing a nationwide lockdown to contain skyrocketing coronavirus infections.  Demonstrations against virus restrictions also took place in Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, Italy, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands on Saturday and […]

New COVID-19 variant, Omicron, set alarm bells ringing over the weekend. Here’s what you need to know

The Omicron variant — previously known as the South African variant and the B.1.1.529 variant — was declared a COVID-19 variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) over the weekend. Some international borders closed, travel guidance changed, the markets took a nosedive, the variant got its official name […]