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After a sharp increase in isolated boys and girls, Vienna Austria is loosening its quarantine rules in schools within a very short time. In future, according to a new decree by the Ministry of Health, students will be able to free themselves from quarantine after five instead of ten days.
A negative PCR test should allow early return. In addition, in the case of older students, only those who sit next to them and close contacts with temporary children should be quarantined. A primary school could already be exempted from a quarantine of classmates in the event of an infection. Scientists and doctors were skeptical of the new rules.
were across Austria shortly after the start of school, according to the daily newspaper courier 465 classes already isolated. There were no specific figures on how many children were affected.
Today the authorities report over 2,600 new corona infections in the country with almost nine million inhabitants. That is the highest value since mid-April. This means a seven-day incidence of 164 cases per 100,000 population.
198 people are cared for in the intensive care unit. A total of 825 patients were hospitalized because of an infection with the virus. Seven deaths were also reported. Not quite 60 percent of Austrians are fully immunized through vaccinations. © dpa / aerzteblatt.de