The government of Austria is trying to get the corona pandemic in the country back under control by means of a tough lockdown. These rules apply from Monday.
Vienna – The Corona * numbers are currently rising again in many countries, and the Robert Koch Institute in Germany has been reporting dramatic Corona values for weeks. Austria is trying to counteract the fourth wave with a tough lockdown, from Monday, November 22, all residents will have to live with tough measures.
Austria goes into hard lockdown – These rules apply from Monday
The lockdown in Austria is supposed to last three weeks, and for the fourth time the government is trying to shut down the country in this way and get the pandemic under control. The health authorities registered around 14,000 new corona infections on Sunday within 24 hours, and according to official information, the seven-day incidence climbed to 1,085 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants.
The situation is also worsening in the intensive care units, currently (as of November 21, 2021) 528 corona patients are being cared for there. That is not far from the maximum value of the third wave of 611 patients. But unlike in the third wave, two out of three Austrians are currently fully vaccinated.
Corona in Austria: curfews, closed shops and dormant cultural activities
The hard lockdown is now set to break the fourth wave in Austria. From Monday, November 22nd, people will only be allowed to leave their homes for a valid reason. Going to work, shopping for daily needs or being outdoors for relaxation are permitted. Most shops have to close during the lockdown, and pubs are only allowed to offer take-away food. Schools remain open while cultural activities are inactive. Parents can therefore decide for themselves whether they want to send their children to school or look after them at home. But there are also some restrictions for tourists. Hotels will close, and ski lifts and museums will also be affected by the lockdown.
The lockdown is expected to end for everyone on December 13th. “The population needs a clear perspective, an open end must not be,” said Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg Kronen newspaper. For those who have not been vaccinated, the exit restrictions should continue indefinitely. However, not all Austrians are enthusiastic about the measures that have been decided. Around 35,000 people took to the streets on Saturday. * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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