Covid live: Austrian province to restrict unvaccinated people; Netherlands considers new partial lockdown

Posted by on November 12, 2021 3:43 am
Categories: Global Stories

Austria will place millions of unvaccinated people under strict curbs; Dutch government mulls partial lockdown to stem record case numbers

Russia’s case and death numbers remain at similar levels to yesterday, as authorities wait to see whether the enforced week’s holiday last week has made any impact on the chain of transmission within the country. In the last 24 hours there were 40,123 new cases and 1,235 deaths.

In another development, the Moscow Times reports that there has been a data breach of information on people who purchased fake vaccination QR codes. They write:

A database of Russians who purchased fake coronavirus vaccine certificates has leaked online, the Kommersant business daily reported Friday, with experts warning that the buyers are now at risk of both blackmail and jail time.

With vaccine skepticism rampant, many Russians have turned to the black market to purchase counterfeit QR code passes that prove one’s vaccination or negative Covid-19 status. Nearly every Russian region now requires the passes in order to access public areas and events amid a record-breaking fourth wave of the pandemic.

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