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Corona: Austria breaks the sound barrier with new infections - the consequences are already clear


The corona numbers in Austria continue to rise rapidly. Sebastian Kurz is apparently planning a "lockdown light". On Thursday he invites you to the summit in the Chancellery.

The corona numbers in Austria continue to rise rapidly.

Sebastian Kurz is apparently planning a "lockdown light".

On Thursday he invites you to the summit in the Chancellery.

  • The

    second wave * of


    corona pandemic * is also


    high numbers




  • Chancellor

    Sebastian Kurz

    is probably planning a "

    lockdown light


  • On Thursday he invites you to a

    Corona *


    in the Federal Chancellery in



  • This news ticker is updated regularly.

Update from October 30th, 11:35 am:

In the meantime, almost all of Austria has been


as a



by the

Foreign Office


There are only two exceptions for the


and the

Jungholz community

with a total of 5,000 inhabitants.

Both places can only be reached by road from Germany.

Nevertheless, Austria's

Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

warned against the closure of the borders in the EU.

"The borders must remain open," he is


by the





At a video conference of the

EU heads of state and government

, he pleaded for "close coordination in the EU".

This applies to the Covid measures, but also to cross-border travel.

Coronavirus in Austria: 5000 new infections exceeded for the first time

Update from October 30, 10.15 a.m.:



, the mark of over

5000 new infections in one day was


for the first time


The Viennese statistician

Erich Neuwirth

even reckons that the 6000 limit will be exceeded on the weekend.

So it's no wonder that

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

, according to


, will soon





This should be based on the German example.

While the retail trade and schools are allowed to remain open, cultural life is to cease -

operas, theaters and cinemas

have to close again.

# COVID19 # COVID19at

Morning status report.

From yesterday, 29.10.

8:00 to today 30.10.

8:00 5234 new positive cases.

For the first time more than 5000. We also have more than 100,000 positive in total for the first time.

Data source:

- Erich Neuwirth (@neuwirthe) October 30, 2020

The Viennese virologist

Norbert Nowotny

considers the "lockdown light" to be

the right move

towards the



The measures would “fit perfectly.

I know this is restrictive, but necessary ”.

According to

Minister of Health Rudolf Anschober

from the Greens, there is already a threat of overloading the intensive care units "in mid-November".

Chancellor Kurz wants to announce the next steps against the virus on Saturday.

Corona alarm in Austria: new record - short lockdown on Saturday?

Almost all of the country in the red

Update of 29 October, 19:31:


reported on Thursday a new

record high

in the



new infections



people became


with the virus

within 24 hours


Taking into account the number of inhabitants, the development is significantly worse than in Germany, as the dpa classifies the numbers.

The utilization of the intensive care beds also continued to rise.

According to information from the Austrian news agency APA, the so-called corona traffic light jumps to red practically throughout the country.

On Thursday,

Chancellor Kurz

again named the mark of 6,000 new infections per day as a critical value.

According to experts, this will be achieved in a few days.

Kurz will discuss further steps at a meeting with other parties and prime ministers on Saturday.

Several media in the country speculate that a partial lockdown, similar to that in Germany, could be announced on Saturday.

Update from October 29, 2:28 p.m.: Chancellor Kurz

denies that the government would just wait.

“It is a transparent process.” That is why it was discussed with the experts.

But a critical situation is only reached with 6000 infections a day.




not allow

such a situation


“We prepare well,” said the Chancellor.

A phase is developing in which countermeasures must be taken.

That is why this process was started.

The public will then be informed on Saturday. 

Corona in Austria: "The number of sick people is increasing rapidly"

Update from October 29, 2:24 p.m.:

Another expert,

Klaus Markstaller explains: “Intensive care medicine in Austria is very well equipped.

However, the capacity utilization is

90 percent full

even without



We can catch small peaks at any time.

However, this system is not prepared for a pandemic. ”However, capacities cannot be expanded quickly at short notice.

Update from October 29, 2:24 p.m.:

Health expert Ostermann explains that out of 100 infected people, they go to an

intensive care unit

within 7 days

and stay there for 12 days.

At the moment "only" 250 people are accommodated there, but with the exponential growth that will change quickly.

"The number of sick people is increasing rapidly," said the expert.

Update from October 29th, 2:19 pm: Health Minister Anschober

warns of a "dramatic situation".

More and more old people are infected: "We have a shift in the age structure".

The latest numbers are alarming.

He expects 5,800 new infections by the end of next week.

“We have to stop this trend,” says Anschober.

Corona: Briefly warns of developments like in other countries

Update from October 29, 2:15 p.m.:

He warns that important operations will have to be postponed if capacities are running out.

“You just have to look at other countries.” On Friday there will be a meeting with the social partners, on Saturday with the governors.

Only then will a

“Lockdwon light” be


Update from October 29, 2:11 p.m.:


Kurz is

now before the press.

He thanks the experts present at the meeting.

"We are in a second wave that we expected." The numbers would double within a week at the moment.


has a good health system, but here too the capacities will be full at some point.

Update from October 29, 2:09 p.m.:

The session should be over.

The press conference is about to start.

Update from October 29, 1:56 p.m.:

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's

PK planned for 2 p.m.

is expected to be postponed.

The consultation is still ongoing.

Corona: Austria before the "lockdown light" - Kurz and Merkel with decisive agreement

First report from October 29, 2020:

Vienna - On Wednesday was in


for a video-conference of the Prime Minister with German Chancellor

Angela Merkel

, a new



In our neighboring country


, the

corona numbers are

also at a worrying level.

On Thursday,

Sebastian Kurz

, the Chancellor of the Alpine Republic, will


government colleagues and a

panel of experts

on the next steps in the

Corona crisis


A “

lockdown light

”, similar to the one in Germany, is in the room.

Corona in Austria: Close cooperation with Germany is important - "Want to keep borders open"

On Wednesday evening, Chancellors



Merkel *

in a

telephone conversation

discussed the situation in the two countries, reported the news portal



close cooperation

with Germany is important.

"We want to work closely together and



borders open,

" Kurz is quoted as saying.

The Austrian Chancellor is planning a “

lockdown light

”, comparable to the new measures in Germany.

This should come into force at the beginning of November.

A government insider said: "It will be quick."


Austria is probably planning a “lockdown light” based on the German model.

(Archive image)

© picture alliance / Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP Pool / AP / dpa

Corona in Austria: Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is probably planning "Lockdown light"


planned restrictions

at a glance:

  • Contact restrictions

    are to be negotiated.

    In future, only meetings with

    another household

    outside the family

    should be allowed.



    could be limited to

    a maximum of ten people


    According to


    information, it is doubtful

    whether this applies to private celebrations and meetings in apartments


  • Mass events




    Opera, theater, cinema and professional football games should no longer be allowed to take place in front of an audience.

  • The





    , while the



    should be

    closed for a

    limited period


    Only delivery and take-away services are permitted.

    Fitness centers

    must also



  • Kindergartens







  • Hairdressers




    this time


    Cosmetic treatments

    and all services in close proximity, however,





Corona in Austria: Briefly convenes a summit with a panel of experts in the Chancellery

On Thursday, the Austrian government around Chancellor

Kurz will


with experts for a


at the

Federal Chancellery in Vienna


The panel of experts will


the situation with regard to

intensive care capacities

in Austria's hospitals.

In some states, the strong increase in the number of does

Corona *


led to concern that the regional

capacity limits

could be reached soon, reports


In addition, the

planned measures

in the

coronavirus pandemic * should be


Statements in the Federal Chancellery are planned for 2 p.m.

Coronavirus: traffic lights are to be switched to red for almost all of Austria

After the summit, the

Austrian traffic light commission



According to a report in the daily newspaper

Der Standard

is in question that up to seven districts in Carinthia

corona lights *


the whole of Austria



should switch.

For the first time, entire federal states would be set to the

highest corona warning level


There is also a

general red switch

for all of Austria in the room.

However, there are no measures linked to

the switching of the

Corona traffic light

that come into force automatically.

(ph) * is part of the Ippen-Digital editorial network

List of rubric lists: © Roland Schlager / APA / dpa

Source: merkur

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