VIENNA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Austria will extend its COVID-19
lockdown, with the goal to start easing restrictions from Feb.
8, the government said on Sunday. The catering sector and
tourism will not be able to reopen in February, it added.
Austria, a country of 8.9 million people, is in its third
lockdown, with only essential shops open. The country has
reported nearly 390,000 coronavirus cases and almost 7,000
COVID-19-linked deaths since the pandemic began last year.
(Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Toby Chopra)