VIENNA: Government leaders want to prevent second wave. Health Minister warns “It is boiling again”.
“We have seen an increase in new infections. We have seen the ‘magic threshold’ of three-digit infections and urge, please do not throw the mask away.” We have reurned in this situation, “said Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Tuesday .
The Covid 19 crisis is like an accordion; an up and down between loosening and tightening. “The motto remains, as much freedom as possible, as much restriction as necessary.”
The majority of new infections are currently caused from other infected person. It would be necessary to “test yourself” with a PCR test if you want to enter Austria from a risk area; the quarantine rules also be more effeciently observed in future. Chancellor Kurz indicated that the mask obligation will come again on public gatherings.
The government is going to introduce a general mask obligation in supermarkets, banks and post offices from Friday. This is essential with a view to prevent a second serious wave, said Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler, who announced the tightening on Tuesday together with Kurz, Karl Nehammer (interior minister) and Rudolf Anschober (federal health minister).__Kurier