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Austria's new ban on facial coverings in public has prompted veil-wearing Muslims and their families to leave the country, reports a new documentary.

Police have so far refused to give details on the law's effect on their work, but a spokesman told news show Vienna Today that there have been around 100 violations of the ban since it came into force on October 1st.

Two thirds of these were said to concern the Islamic face veil, while the remaining third concerned people using masks or scarves to hide their face  — an act which now carries a penalty of €150 since the ban came into place.


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