Corona vaccinations: 263,000 pre-registrations in Vienna

Monday afternoon, about 263,000 people had already registered for Corona vaccination. Temporarily, the rush also caused waiting times. Run on registration: in Vienna, 263,000 pre-registrations for a Corona vaccination had already been recorded by Monday afternoon. This was communicated by the office of Health City Councilor Peter Hacker (SPÖ) to the APA. The rush also led temporarily to waiting times. Official start for registration on MondayRegistration at https://impfservice.wien/ has been possible since Saturday – although the official start was only today. According to City Hall, however, the “soft start” has…

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Spain records new high of 84,000 new infections

In Spain, the number of new infections has risen to a high of 84,287 in one weekend. From Friday to Monday, 455 people died at the same time of or with Corona, the Ministry of Health in Madrid further announced on Monday evening. On the weekend before still 61,422 infections and 401 fatalities had been counted. The number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days rose to nearly 380. Because of the numbers, which had already been rising for weeks, the starting times of the nightly curfews were…

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Alaba moves to Real Madrid

David Alaba will move from FC Bayern Munich to Real Madrid in the summer, according to a report. The Spanish newspaper “Marca” reported in the night to today that the 28-year-old Austrian has signed a four-year contract with the team of Zinedine Zidane and has already passed the medical check. He is expected to earn around ten million euros per year. Alaba’s contract at Bayern Munich expires on June 30 – meaning he can move to the royals on a free transfer. David Alaba had been with the Munich club…

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Chancellor Kurz: Opening from February 8 not guaranteed

The end of the CoV lockdown as of February 8 is not guaranteed, according to Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP). He said this in an interview with the Puls 4 channel, which was broadcast last night, January 18. Kurz points to the government’s goal of getting to below 700 new infections per day by early February. “Ideally, we have the possibility to set opening steps on Feb. 8. Can we guarantee that? No,” the chancellor said. Kurz said when – after medical personnel and those over 80 – the population over…

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New CoV rules: strict controls will be implemented

A FFP2 mask obligation for example in the “Öffis”, a minimum distance of in the future two meters in the public area: The Coronavirus rules are tightened starting from 25 January. It is not yet clear how strict the controls will be. At ÖBB, according to a spokesman, the fine-tuning of the controls of the FFP2 mask requirement is still underway. By Wednesday, one could already say more, it was said to wien.ORF.at. The penalty of 40 euros is expected to remain. Currently, the mouth-nose-protection obligation is also checked in…

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Vaccination campaign in Austria in full force

Vaccination campaign in Austria has started. According to Minister Anschober, as of Tuesday 140,000 vaccinations have already been carried out. “The roll-out of vaccinations in Austria is making great progress, the tolerability of the vaccine is very good and the willingness to vaccinate is increasing significantly,” Health Minister Rudi Anschober is pleased with the development of the Austrian vaccination campaign. After the official vaccination start last Monday, the daily vaccination numbers are now increasing: already Sunday evening the limit of 100,000 vaccinations was exceeded, Tuesday evening the Ministry of Health…

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Austria’s borders will remain closed

According to the published decree, Austria extends border controls with the Czech Republic and Slovakia for another two weeks. On Sunday, the extension of the lockdown in Austria was announced until February 8 (for now). Now the border controls to the two neighboring countries Czech Republic and Slovakia, which were introduced ten days ago, have also been extended for another two weeks. The borders to these two countries are thus to continue to be controlled up to and including February 7. This is stated in the corresponding published decree. The…

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Minister Raab: Public services suspended until lockdown ends

On Monday, the churches and religious societies, in consultation with Minister of Culture Susanne Raab, extended the previously applicable Corona agreement: analogous to the generally applicable curfew restrictions in the lockdown, public religious services will be suspended for the time being until the end of the first week of February. How it continues after that, will be agreed according to the then valid new general regulations, it said on Monday afternoon in a dispatch of the ministry. As is already the case, however, the churches remain open for personal prayers.…

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Four million people already vaccinated in the UK

More than four million people in the UK have now been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Twice as many people are currently being vaccinated as in any other country in Europe, said British Health Minister Matt Hancock. More than half of those over 80 and half of nursing home residents have already received a dose, he said. “We know that every shot counts,” Hancock said. Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed cautious optimism during a visit to vaccine maker AstraZeneca, saying the country remains in a “pretty dicey” situation. Johnson announced that…

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