The pandemic will soon be over in Austria, at least legally. Health Minister Johannes Rauch announced abolishing all Corona laws and regulations in the year. Corona should no longer be a notifiable disease. According to the department head, the massive covid wave in China also no longer poses a significant threat.
At the same time, the minister wants to learn the proper lessons from the past years and adapt the epidemic law. This is “not fit to fight a pandemic,” he said. By opening the Chinese borders despite the massive Corona wave in the country, Rauch does not see any major difficulties for Austria. “We have taken the necessary precautions. I don’t see any signs of a major threat now.”
Although the health minister does not believe that Corona will disappear, he sees Austria as prepared: “We have vaccinations, we have medications, we are monitoring the variants,” says the department head. In his view, the mask requirement that still exists in Vienna will soon be dropped.
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