Coronavirus: Austria bans gatherings of more than five people

Women wearing a protective facemask due to the coronavirus COVID-19 cross the Bratislava-Jarovce border crossing between Austria and Slovakia. (AFP)

Austria tightened restrictions on public life on Sunday, banning gatherings of more than five people and restricting any movement to that which is absolute necessary, saying police would enforce the rules in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus.

The tougher measures were decided at an extraordinary session of parliament, during which Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called on the population to self-isolate, only move out of doors when absolutely necessary and limit contacts to “the people they live with.”

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