Actual price for mandatory FFP2 masks still open

The actual sales prices of the FFP2 masks, which are mandatory to be worn by customers as well in retail stores as of January 25, are still open.The federal government announced that these will be sold by supermarket chains at cost price. This was confirmed by representatives of Spar, Lidl, Hofer and Rewe on Sunday when asked by APA. But how high the price will be, is still open. That depends on the procurement costs, because it is still ordered. In any case, there will be enough masks. Many trading…

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Low participation in second COVID 19 Mass testing in Vienna

The second round of mass testing in Vienna will end today. The result: few people tookthe chance to be tested. Today, Sunday, the second round of Corona mass testing ends in Vienna. Although the three test sites Stadthalle, Marxhalle and Messe Wien are still open until 11 p.m., it is already clear that far fewer people took advantage of the opportunity this time than during the first round in early December.Just over 109,000 testsThe capacity in the mass tests this time was designed for 900,000 examinations. So far, as of…

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How to get the Corona vaccination in Vienna

Tomorrow the city of Vienna launches the city’s pre-registration platform. In a few steps you can register there for the Corona vaccination. However, there are no dates yet. Tomorrow, Monday, 18 January 2021 starts the pre-announcement and registration platform announced by the city for the Covid-19 vaccination in Vienna. Starting at 10 a.m., the Viennese can register online for a Corona vaccination at impfservice.wien. However, pre-registration by telephone is also possible at the health telephone 1450 (0 to 24 o’clock). The registration for the Corona vaccination takes only a few…

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Lockdown extended until Feb. 7, FFP2 mask requirement coming

After intensive consultations with states, experts and social partners, Austria’s federal government has decided to extend the “hard” lockdown. Specifically, the country is not to be “opened up” gradually from January 24, as originally planned, but only after February 7. The planned steps in detail: From January 25, the distance rule will be extended from one to two meters. This will apply to people who do not live in the same household.FFP-2 masks will be compulsory to wear in public transport and for customers in retail outlets. These are to…

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Covid-19 currently the most common cause of death in the USA

Covid-19 is already the leading cause of death in the United States. As of Friday, 3,744 victims of the pandemic were recorded nationwide. For eight months, Covid-19 deaths ranked third among causes of death in the United States – after heart disease and cancer, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) now reported. The situation is currently spiraling out of control in regions like Southern California. Southern California, with the Los Angeles metropolitan area and a population of about ten million (LA County), had apparently weathered the initial flare-up…

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Bars and restaurants in Italy almost everywhere closed again

First closed, then open again, then closed again: In the back and forth of the coronavirus restrictions, thousands of landlords in Italy will have to close their bars, restaurants and pizzerias to guests again starting tomorrow. Approximately 70 percent of the gastronomic enterprises are country widely of it affected, communicated the Italian agriculture federation Coldiretti yesterday. Food may then be sold in 15 of the 20 regions and autonomous provinces only to take away. Before the turn of the year, strict coronavirus rules were in force in Italy because of…

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Lockdown to be extended until Feb. 8

Late night new information leaked via APA: First opening from February 8, FFP2 masks mandatory and 2 meters distance. Official announcements from the Federal Government will be aired today, Sunday at 11.00 AM in almost all Austrian public and private TV News programs. The lockdown, which was in effect until January 24, will be extended until February 7. This is the result of negotiations between the provincial governors and the federal government on Saturday evening, as APA learned from negotiators’ circles. After that, it will be opened gradually, gastronomy, hotel…

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New lockdown rules will be announced tomorrow

Heute.at publishes in its online platform about the extension of lockdown in Austria. This: Both the schools and the trade will remain closed. The background to this is the B1.1.7. virus mutation, which is believed to be already widespread in Austria. In a random sample in Vienna, the virus variant was already detectable in almost every fifth PCR test. What’s in store for Austrians now – these are the new tightenings, which are to apply until February 8 for the time being: ➤ No opening of trade ➤ The gastronomy…

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1,723 new infections in Austria

In Austria, 66 people have died from or with coronavirus in the last 24 hours.The corona situation in Austria is tense, the British virus mutation B 1.1.7 on the rise. The infection figures are too high even after three weeks of lockdown. The provincial governors and the government have been discussing since yesterday what opening steps the country can be expected to take. Quite probably none. The situation is “highly volatile,” as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz put it. It is necessary to proceed “extremely cautiously. Like mach epidemiologist, Carinthia’s governor Peter…

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