Austria is in a tough lockdown.
With strict exit restrictions, the country wants to reduce the number of new corona infections.
There are successes, but Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz remains cautious.
until December 6th
wants to get the Corona * infection under control with mass tests before Christmas.
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Update from November 29, 3:35 p.m
Update from November 29, 3:35 p.m
.: In Vienna, the corona mass tests will begin on December 4 - two days later than planned.
Preparations are in full swing.
professional fire brigade has set up three larger test centers.
150,000 corona tests are to be carried out there every day.
Corona in Austria: Briefly speaks of "further massive restrictions" - speculation about a new lockdown form
First report from November 29, 2020
Vienna - The
new corona infections are high in Austria
- still too high.
Despite curfew and closed shops.
is scheduled for December 6th, when it should finally be eased.
however, slows down expectations for the time after.
"We will have to
after December 7th,
" Kurz said in an interview with the
in the Sunday edition.
"We will certainly not be able to take any hasty opening steps," said Austria's Chancellor.
He has always pleaded for a cautious approach, some interpreted it as scary.
The Austrian government wants to present the easing for December on Wednesday (December 2nd).
Schools and retail should open.
However, the infection numbers have to be right.
“The higher the number of infections, the more difficult it will be to take opening steps,” Kurz explains in an interview.
Austria wants to create more security
corona mass tests
Fear of the third lockdown: start corona mass test in Austria
In the coming week these will start in
Some federal states have brought the date forward.
capital Vienna is also
preparing to test 150,000 Viennese for the corona virus every day.
“The Covid mass test should be carried out in twelve days,” said Vienna City Councilor for Health Peter Hacker.
A mammoth task for the city with around 1.9 million inhabitants.
Antigen tests * are used for the mass tests.
If a test is positive, a PCR test is used to check it.
"The higher the number of infections, the more difficult it will be ..."
Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz
Corona: Austria fears third lockdown - Kurz dampens hope for easing
must be prevented as much as possible, says Kurz.
The planned corona mass tests could be a great opportunity to localize the infection process and prevent new infections, he emphasizes.
It is initially unclear which further massive restrictions the population will have to adjust to.
Austrian media speak of a kind of "mid-lockdown" that shouldn't be soft, but not really hard either.
Despite the new infections, Chancellor Kurz still seems convinced that the corona pandemic will end.
“I said in August that we can get back to normal by next summer.
I'll stick with it, ”Kurz clarifies again in an interview.
In Austria, 4,047 new corona infections and 87 further deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Interior announced (as of November 29, 9:30 a.m.).
Austria: Corona case numbers according to AGES (data status: November 28, 2 p.m.)
in Austria have been shown to have been
infected with the
have been recorded since the pandemic began.
currently 116,383 active corona cases
According to AGES, 3,702 of them are in the hospital, 703 of them in the intensive care unit.
According to AGES, the 7-day incidence is currently
The Council of Ministers wants to adopt the new corona rules in Austria next Wednesday.
Until then there will probably still be some discussions.
Something is likely to change in trade and business.
Schools should probably return to face-to-face teaching.
When it comes to skiing, there is said to be a secret government plan before Christmas.
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