Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen today appealed to the population to comply with the restrictions in the CoV lockdown. “Please show solidarity and adhere to all the protective measures that are necessary,” Van der Bellen asked people on Facebook: “Let’s all act together now. Then we will get through this health crisis well”.
After his painful pelvic injury following a fall on Thursday, the Federal President left the Vienna General Hospital and has since then performed official duties from home. Today he worked from his office in the Hofburg for the first time. One of his first activities were telephone conversations with doctors about the situation.
“The situation is critical, but still manageable”
Specifically, the Federal President telephoned Christoph Wenisch of the Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital and the general practitioner Susanna Rabady as well as intensive care nurses, including Michael Urschitz of the LKH Innsbruck, to get an idea of the situation.
“They all have a clear message: the situation in the hospitals is extremely tense. The situation is critical, but still manageable – if we all do together now what is absolutely necessary”.
“A tough lockdown is now unfortunately necessary to contain the pandemic. Nobody in our country wanted this lockdown. And yet we will now have to massively reduce physical contacts again. We are doing this so that no one has to decide who gets an intensive care bed and who doesn’t, in other words who has a chance of survival and who doesn’t,” the Federal President wrote on Facebook.
He thanked the entire health care workforce, who are currently doing everything they can to save lives “with great solidarity, maximum commitment and under an extremely heavy workload day in, day out”.
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