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Corona in Austria: Third wave should be prevented - winter tourism threatens complete knockout

2020-11-25T01:50:53.486Z

In Austria there is a corona outbreak in a police control center. The lockdown in the Alpine republic will last until December 6th due to Covid-19. All developments in the news ticker.



In Austria there is a corona outbreak in a police control center.

The lockdown in the Alpine republic will last until December 6th due to Covid-19.

All developments in the news ticker.

  • Coronavirus pandemic

    * in Austria

    : The 

    second corona wave

    *

     hits the Alpine republic with full force and ensures high

    numbers of Covid-19 cases

    .

  • The government of

    Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP)

    decided on a

    lockdown

    until December 6th.

  • This

    news ticker

    is constantly updated.

Update from November 24th, 11:23 am

: Austria wants to

start

corona vaccinations

in "January"

.

The Austrian Health Minister Rudolf Anschober (Greens) announced this on Tuesday, reports the

ORF

.

Vaccinations should begin in old people's and nursing homes for people over 65 and for staff.

High-risk groups with defined pre-existing conditions have the highest priority.

The general population will then be vaccinated from the second quarter of 2021.

Safety is the top priority and not the time factor.

Which vaccine would be used first depends on availability, reports

krone.at

.

According to the Minister of Health,

4,377 new infections have been

recorded in

the past 24 hours

.

Compared to last Tuesday, this number would be significantly lower.

100 people died in connection with Sars-CoV-2.

In Austria, the pressure on clinics is growing.

Of the 116,966 active corona cases in Austria, 3,775 have to be treated in hospital, according to the AGES dashboard.

683 Covid-19 patients are in the intensive care unit.

Corona in Austria: Alternative quarters should now relieve clinics

According to

ORF,

“alternative quarters” are being created

in Upper Austria

to relieve the hospitals.

Patients can continue to receive in-patient care there if they no longer need acute treatment.

142 beds are to be available at three locations at the beginning of December.

It is expected that these "alternative quarters" will be used for at least four months.

"The situation is still serious," warned Governor Thomas Stelzer (ÖVP) on

ORF

, regarding the utilization of intensive care beds.

The intensive care beds in Upper Austria are currently 88 percent full, according to AGES.

Update from November 23, 4:30 p.m.:

Austria

benefits from ski tourism like hardly any other country.

And so an entire

tourism industry is

shaking

as it continues after the second

corona lockdown

on December 6th.

Specifically: Can the

ski areas

reopen over the winter months or do they stay closed?

As reported by the Roman daily

La Repubblica

, the Italian government wants to negotiate with neighboring Alpine countries to

collectively

ban skiing holidays over

Christmas

.

This

is said to prevent

a

third Covid 19 wave

.

Well-known ski areas such as

St. Anton am Arlberg

are currently still optimistic on social media that things could start again soon - with winter tourism in

Austria

.

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Corona pandemic in Austria: "The number of new infections is still dramatically high"

Update from November 23, 12.15 p.m .:

“The number of new infections is still dramatically high.” With this pathetic sentence,

Austria's

Minister of Health

Rudolf “Rudi” Anschober (The Greens)

assessed

the

corona situation

in a press conference on Monday morning.

685 people in the Alpine republic are currently being

cared for

in

intensive care units

because of

Covid-19

, the head of department continued.

The number of intensively medically treated patients has been hovering around this value for days at just under 700.

Most recently, doctors in

Austria had

repeatedly warned that capacities would reach their limits.

For example, in the federal capital Vienna (almost 1.9 million inhabitants) only two

intensive care beds

were available in the meantime

.

+

Health Minister Austria: Rudolf "Rudi" Anschober.

© Helmut Fohringer / dpa

Update from November 23, 10:30 a.m.:

The number of

new coronavirus infections

is

apparently

falling

in

Austria

.

According

to the Ministry of Health

, there were

3145 newly registered corona cases

within 24 hours

as of Monday morning

.

Austria also

reported

71 new deaths

related to the insidious lung disease.

Coronavirus pandemic in Austria: Corona outbreak at the police station in Linz

First report from November 23rd:

Munich / Linz -

In the

Corona pandemic

*,

the

police

are

the great admonisher and enforcer of the

Covid-19

* restrictions

- whether in

Germany

or

Austria

.

But what if the officials themselves

(cannot) adhere

to the

distance

rules?

At the beginning of the

coronavirus crisis

, this was often a point of criticism via social media, for example when citizens

complained

about full

police

vans.

Corona pandemic in Austria: 45 police officers infected with the corona virus in a precinct

Now there is a

corona outbreak on a police station in Austria!

To be more precise, in

Linz

in Upper

Austria

.

As the authorities

confirmed to

the news portal

krone.at

, 45 officers from the police control center for emergency calls tested positive for the

SARS-CoV-2 pathogen

.

The tests were ordered after the virus was detected in a police officer.

According to the

Kronen Zeitung newspaper

, the department has a total of 85 civil servants - which means that more than half were infected.

Striking: According to the report, the emergency call center is currently located in a different area because the control center is being rebuilt.

Coronavirus pandemic in Austria: Police apparently did not comply with Covid-19 distance rules

And: in the alternative precinct, the rooms are too small, which is why the police officers sit together in groups of several employees in narrow offices.

Doesn't sound like an exemplary implementation of the AHA rules.

Follow all developments

regarding the corona pandemic in Austria

here in the

news ticker

.

(pm)

* Merkur.de is part of the Germany-wide Ippen-Digital editors network

Source: merkur

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