Corona alert: Switzerland issues travel warning for Vienna

Because of the increasing number of infections, Switzerland has put Vienna on the list of corona risk areas. As of next Monday, a quarantine obligation will apply to travellers from Vienna, as the news agency Keystone-SDA reported on Friday. In addition to the Austrian capital, the British Virgin Islands, the Czech Republic, and certain areas in France were added to the list. The current Swiss risk list includes more than 50 countries and territories. The rest of Austria is not affected by the measure. Switzerland only puts more regions, but…

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Corona: From Monday onwards it will be serious again – what counts now

The situation is confusing. Not so much with the increasing corona numbers, but with the measures taken against it. Austrian Press presents an overview of the present situation: How critical is the situation in Austria? The number of daily new infections has been rising steadily in recent weeks. On Friday there were 580 throughout Austria, most of them in Vienna. According to Health Minister Rudolf Anschober, the rate of increase is 1.86 percent on a four-day average, in other countries (e.g. the Czech Republic) it is significantly higher. Nevertheless, the…

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CORONA-AMPEL: More stringent measures nationwide: More masks

Friday is Corona traffic light day: According to “Kronen Zeitung” in its Friday edition, the Corona traffic light commission declared that the state capital Linz is now switched to green. For the Styrian state capital Graz and the federal capital Vienna however still yellow applies. In addition, Innsbruck, Schwaz and the districts of Korneuburg and Wiener Neustadt will be upgraded to this medium risk. The daily newspaper reports further that the mask obligation is also being tightened up again throughout the country, details of which the federal government will announce…

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Almost 10,000 new infections: Corona explosion in France

Government discusses on Friday about tightening protective measures. Prior to deliberations by the French government on further tightening of corona measures, the country has seen a record number of almost 10,000 new infections within 24 hours. As the Ministry of Health in Paris announced on Thursday, 9,843 new coronavirus infection cases have been recorded since the previous day. This is the highest number in France since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition, a further 19 deaths were counted as a result of coronavirus infection, bringing the official total number…

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Masks are mandatory regardless of traffic light color

A mask obligation for all stores and restaurants should come back. Regardless of the traffic light color. Thursday was marked by fierce discussions about the traffic light color to which the Austrian capital will be switched. Thursday evening brought a completely different surprising news. The Corona commission expresses a recommendation that not only in supermarkets but in all business and restaurants again a mouth nose protection shold be worn. Another new rule, which is to be completely detached from the traffic light color, concerns events. At least the “yellow” rules…

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What happens when the traffic light turns to orange?

“High risk” means, among other things, extended MNS protection and curfew at 0.00 hours The newly installed Corona traffic light showed yellow for four regions in its first week. The traffic light, which is updated at least every Friday, has four colors: green, yellow, orange and red. Orange is equivalent to “high risk”, according to the Ministry of Health. Which criteria are decisive for orange? In the traffic light color orange, the epidemiological situation can be described as follows: high cumulative seven-day incidence relative to the population size of the…

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First suspected cases: three days after the start of school: Corona alarm at Viennese schools

The children started the new school year on Monday – several suspected cases of corona have already been reported. The corona numbers in Austria have recently increased rapidly. On Wednesday more than 500 new infections were again reported, more than half of them in Vienna. Schools are also affected by the local outbreaks. Just a few days after the official start of the new school year, two school classes at a grammar school in Vienna had to be sent home with their teachers. As the school principal confirms, there are…

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What is a Superspreader? Six questions and answers

Though life in Austria has been slowly coming back to normal – the yellow traffic light hinders some of the normal activities of the populace. Nevertheless, people are once again closely together in restaurants or in other activities. And can become a superspreader hotspot if a superspreader is among the guests. Austrian Press answers five important questions about Superspreader! Can a superspreader be recognized? No. A superspreader carries corona viruses and shows little or no symptoms, so it is not sick. It is fit, mobile and active in a group…

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New Corona Study: Railway Drivers do not bear greater COVID 19 risk

According to a study by the Berlin Charité hospital, rail drivers are not exposed to any increased risk. An examination of 600 train attendants with regular customer contact in IC and ICE trains of the German Railways showed that they do not bear a greater Covid risk than their colleagues who work as train drivers or in the workshop. This was announced by the Berlin Charité and Deutsche Bahn on Wednesday. Antibodies were detected slightly less frequently in train conductors in long-distance traffic than in employees without customer contact. “We…

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