# The Netherlands entered a three-week partial lockdown last night amid surging Covid-19 cases. The government says it want to deliver a hard blow to the virus. Austria will this week implement a lockdown for unvaccinated people in two hard-hit regions. Unvaccinated people in Upper Austria and Salzburg will only be allowed to leave home to buy groceries or go to the doctor. Meanwhile, Germany’s disease control centre urges people to cancel or avoid large events as its coronavirus infection rate hits a string of new highs.