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Do NOT send children to school, Vienna parents told as at least one suspected terrorist is still on the run

“If possible, leave your children at home” on Tuesday, Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told reporters at a press conference shortly after midnight.

Police still don’t know the whereabouts of one of the two suspected attackers, he added.

Nehammer also urged people to stay away from the centre of the city, where the manhunt is underway.

Austria went into a coronavirus lockdown at 12am on Tuesday. The measure was announced on Saturday due to what Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz described as an “exponential increase” in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks. The restrictions will see a curfew being in effect from 8pm to 6am until November 30th. 

As part of the sweeping lockdown measures, students at universities and high schools are switching to distance learning. However, nurseries and other schools are to keep their doors open.

 

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