A step towards normality: In Austria, the so-called Green Pass will be issued from mid-May – this will allow restaurants, hotels, culture and sports facilities to reopen.
- Austria reportedly wants to introduce a “Green Passport”.
- With the help of the document, gastro, hotels, culture & sport should reopen (see original report from April 21st).
- However, Austria’s Minister of Health Mückstein warned of a deceptive situation (see update from April 21st, 6.45pm).
- This news ticker about the corona crisis in Austria is updated regularly.
Update from April 21, 6.45 p.m.: Even if Austria’s Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz wants to give the citizens of his country back a piece of normality by opening restaurants, hotels, culture and sports facilities in summer, the new Minister of Health of the Alpine Republic, Wolfgang Mückstein, urges caution. “It doesn’t look rosy,” said the doctor when he made his first appearance in front of the Austrian National Council. One should not underestimate the pandemic situation now, demanded Mückstein and spoke of a “deceptive” situation.
The 46-year-old, who took over the office of health minister after his predecessor Rudolf Anschober resigned for health reasons, however, also showed understanding for the concerns of the population in his speech. “I also want to meet my friends again, go to Greece on vacation and go back to my old life,” explains the Green politician. When it comes to protecting life, however, no compromises should be made, Mückstein continued.
Corona in Austria: Brief gives hope – gradual openings from mid-May
Original message from April 21:
Vienna – The number of new corona infections in Austria continues to be at a high level. On Wednesday (April 21) alone, 2,377 new cases were reported. The capital Vienna is particularly affected. The city recorded 714 new infections of the corona virus * on Tuesday. Nevertheless, Austria * wants to gradually open it from mid-May – with a so-called Green Pass. That reports oe24.at.
Green Pass in Austria: With the new QR code, a bit of normalcy could return
The Green Pass should be played on the mobile phone as a kind of QR code, all important information should be available there. According to the report, in order to get to the restaurant or shop, either a negative test result (PCR or antigen), the vaccination or the notification of recovery after a corona disease are necessary. All of this will be saved in the Green Pass.
Restaurants and hotels should be allowed to reopen in mid-May
Austria’s Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz * wants to give his citizens back a piece of normality. With this Green Pass, it should be possible to visit restaurants both outside and inside from mid-May. However, there should only be a maximum of two households per table, a maximum number of people indoors is still being discussed, reports oe24.at further. There should be a gastro curfew at 8 p.m. with great probability. Kurz also wants the hotels to be allowed to reopen. Every citizen with a Green Pass can then stay overnight in hotels again.
Fitness centers and clubs have to wait until June to open
In culture, too, things should go uphill again. Cinemas and theaters should be able to receive visitors again with the QR code. However, every second seat had to remain empty in order to keep the distance. Austria has also come up with a plan when it comes to sport. Hobby sports should be possible again, including opening the outdoor pools. Visits to the stadium should also be allowed again under strict conditions. Fitness center visitors and party goers, however, would have to be patient a little longer – it should be available from the end of June oe24-According to the report, reopen almost everything. The specific opening plan is currently being drawn up by the opening commission, it continues.
Chancellor Kurz hopes that there will be less and less need for short-time work
Kurz also assumes that 200,000 people will be able to work normally again by the summer, writes oe24.at. Then the short-time working will be needed less and less, announced the Chancellor. However, he emphasizes that “tailor-made” solutions are still needed for sectors that are particularly hard hit, such as city hotels. You can find everything about the corona situation in Germany in the current news ticker. *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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