Sumary of Europe Toughens Rules for Unvaccinated as Fourth Covid Wave Swells:
- Nevertheless, some European leaders considered Austria’s new measure a step too far.
- Romania, which has Europe’s second-lowest vaccination rate recently reported the world’s highest per capita death rate from Covid-19. In Bulgaria, hospitals are inundated.
- Last month, the small Baltic nation of Latvia, where resistance to vaccination is high, especially among the ethnic Russian population, responded to its outbreak with a full lockdown.
- Russia and Ukraine, which each have vaccination rates below 50 percent, also introduced widespread restrictions.