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Corona / Austria: Vienna announces semi-lockout for non-vaccinated – Christmas markets affected

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The impact of the corona in Vienna is increasing and the city is thinking about tightening it. Doors have already been closed in many places for those who have not been vaccinated.

Updated Nov. 4, from 3:03 p.m.: End for Vienna (See first report) Fallen: Soon, for the time being, only those who have recovered from the corona and have been vaccinated will be allowed to visit bars and hairdressers. The DPA said. Vienna Mayor Michael Ludwig said on Thursday that the 2G rule would take effect next weekend. Additionally, this requirement applies to meetings of 25 people or more.

Predictions of the epidemic led to worse fears, Ludwig said. Therefore, parents should vaccinate their five to twelve year old children. So far, vaccinations are only allowed in Austria from the age of 12.

The city is already setting its course for the federal-state crisis summit on Friday. Compared to the nine federal states, 7-day events in about 300 cities across Austria are significantly lower than the average of 478 on average.

Austrian Christmas Markets: 2G Plus Regulation? Those who are not vaccinated face exclusion

Report from November 4thVienna – Local politicians in the Austrian capital are in a state of crisis. With approximately 250 events, each day is calculated. Mayor Michael Ludwig (SPÖ) and his Corona committee are already consulting on Thursday – before the governors meet with President Alexander Shalenberg (FPÖ) on Friday.

According to the portal, it is clear that the “2G Plus” rule may be introduced for Christmas markets and other events. “2G Plus” is a current, negative PCR test for vaccinated and cured patients. The requirement already applies to hospitals, but “severe cases” are excluded. Those who have not been vaccinated see the tube.

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Corona in Austria: Vienna is considering “2G Plus” with PCR testing

Vienna has stricter rules than federal regulations: CoronaAccording to the report, admissions tests are no longer acceptable in some places, for example at nightclubs and events with more than 500 participants. These rules were originally extended until the end of November.

Protesters demonstrate corona operations in Vienna on October 26, the Austrian national holiday. (See photo above).

Austria: Districts allow exit only via “3G”

Meanwhile, in the nearly 100 political districts of Austria, the number of people who can be evacuated only to rescued, vaccinated or tested citizens is increasing. According to officials, the districts of Landauk and Riote in Tyrol will also be affected by the operation from Friday. So far, departures have been roughly verified in 14 districts in lower and upper Austria. Exceptions apply to transportation, without stopping if possible, and freight traffic.

At the beginning of the week, the number of intensive care beds occupied by Govt 19 patients exceeded 300, so the second phase of the five-level corona action plan now applies in the country. On Wednesday Austria set an annual record of 6506 new corona infections, with the event rising to 429 nationwide. The vaccination rate is currently 66 percent. (frs with products from dpa)