Austrian province of Tyrol on lockdown

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VIENNA (Information) – Austria’s province of Tyrol, a well-liked vacationer area with a inhabitants of 750,000, imposed a lockdown from Thursday till April 5 to curb the unfold of coronavirus, the native authorities mentioned.

A number of ski resorts together with Ischgl and St Anton have been put underneath quarantine in latest days as they’re seen as hotspots for the unfold of the virus in Austria. The western province has reported 474 out of Austria’s 1646 circumstances.

Individuals are solely allowed to go away their villages or cities when it’s essential to cowl primary wants, to offer providers of basic curiosity or to get to work, Tyrol governor Guenther Platter mentioned.

Solely individuals who dwell in Tyrol, work within the important infrastructure or provide items are allowed to enter the province, he added.

The motion of products is permitted underneath sure situations.

Reporting by Kirsti Knolle; Modifying by Toby Chopra