Traffic light now switches Vienna to orange

Parallel to the tightening of the corona measures, students also returned to their classes in six Austrian states on Monday. A compulsory wearing of masks has been implemented not only in all stores, but also in schools (outside the classroom). As reported, the new rules were introduced nationwide and independently of the much-discussed Corona traffic light. Due to the resulting confusion and the increasing number of new infections, the commission met again on Monday evening. After hours of debate, the commission switched from yellow to orange the capital city of…

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Corona traffic light: Vienna and Innsbruck switched to orange

After only some spots in the country were colored yellow last Friday, the traffic light commission decided on Monday evening, after hours of debate, to recommend switching districts to orange for the first time. This affects Vienna, Innsbruck City, Kufstein, Dornbirn, Bludenz, Mödling and Neunkirchen. Last Friday, the cities of Vienna, Wiener Neustadt, Graz and Innsbruck were “yellow” (medium risk) at the second Corona traffic light circuit, as were the districts of Korneuburg (Lower Austria), Kufstein and Schwaz (Tyrol). In view of the high number of new infections in the…

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ONE WEEK AFTER SCHOOL STARTS: So many students are already Corona positive

After the first school week in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland, there are already 90 confirmed cases of corona. Alone 70 fall on Vienna. Vienna. Besides the students, teachers and administrative staff are also infected. It is not known how many Viennese locations are affected and how many people have been quarantined as a result. However, the majority of cases are said to be isolated cases. Already first measuresIn Lower Austria, “corona-related measures were taken by the health authorities in the past few days at 32 of around 1,158 school…

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New COVID 19 LAW drafted

The Ministry of Health presented a new draft law on Sunday, which among other things also regulates possible curfews, the planning of which recently provoked sharp criticism from the opposition. The new package of measures provides five reasons why people are allowed to leave their private homes despite the restrictions in force. Unlike last time, five exceptions are now explicitly mentioned: To “avert immediate danger to life, limb and property. On “care and assistance for persons in need of support”. To cover the necessary basic needs of daily life (food…

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308,000 IN 24 HOURS: more new infections worldwide than ever before!

The World Health Organization (WHO) has again registered a record number of newly reported corona cases within one day. Worldwide, 307,930 new infections were last reported within 24 hours, according to WHO data published on Sunday. This is about 1000 cases more than the latest peak one week ago. This means that since the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen became known at the end of last year, more than 28.6 million infections have been reported worldwide. According to experts, however, the number of unreported cases is considerable. The front-runners among the new cases…

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Starting today, tightened measures to contain COVID 19

Since midnight, the tightened measures to contain SARS-CoV-2 have come into force, which the federal government has ordered nationwide in order to prevent a second lockdown, as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) explained in view of the recent sharp rise in infection figures, also by international standards. “What we are witnessing is the beginning of the second wave,” Kurz warned on Sunday.Since 0 o’clock, mouth and nose protection must be worn indoors, not only in supermarkets, but in the entire retail sector, in the service sector, at authorities with customer contact…

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Dominic Thiem wins US Open

Dominic Thiem has written Austrian sports history in a final that is unsurpassed in drama. September 13, 2020 (local time) will forever remain a holiday for the 27-year-old Lower Austrian. Thiem shot the final against the German Alexander Zverev in New York after a 0-2 set and a 3-5 set gap in set five after 4:01 hours to win 2:6,4:6,6:4,6:3,7:6(6).25 years after Thomas Muster at the French Open, the 27-year-old from Lower Austria became the second Austrian to win a single Grand Slam title on Sunday (local time). For his…

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Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: “We are definitely at the beginning of the second wave”

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz spoke on Sunday in the “ZiB2” about the new measures for the fall and the refugee crisis in Greece. After the corona figures have risen massively, stricter measures will apply throughout Austria from Monday. Even though the hospitals are currently only slightly occupied and most of the infected are between 20 and 39 years old. “We are definitely at the beginning of the second wave,” stressed Sebastian Kurz in “ZiB2”. In the last 14 days there has been a doubling of new infections. On Saturday more than…

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Experts say: Mask could make immune against corona

Some people still don’t believe that a mouth and nose protector is a sensible way of preventing the spread of the novel corona virus – although US researchers suspect that the mask has a much more far-reaching effect than previously thought: Scientists at the University of California think that this accessory, which is unpopular with many people, could lead to milder progressions or even immunization. The mask exposes the wearer to a lower viral load, which the body can learn to deal with, according to the researchers’ theory. Mouth and…

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