In addition to governor Wilfried Haslauer and ÖVP mandate Wolfgang Pfeifenberger, three SPÖ representatives are also affected, including state chairman David Egger.
The Salzburg state politics reported several corona cases on Sunday: First and foremost, Governor Wilfried Haslauer, who did not feel well in the morning and immediately did an antigen test. It was just as positive as a later PCR test. The second positive case in the ÖVP concerns the MP Wolfgang Pfeifenberger. In the SPÖ traffic the state party chairman David Egger, state manager Gerald Forcher and the state parliament member Hans Ganitzer. All affected politicians are vaccinated. Pfeifenberger has had the first partial vaccination, all others are fully immunized.
Haslauer told the SN that so far he has had a mild course without a fever. He feels a certain tiredness and malaise and has a slight cough. “Actually nothing to worry about.” Haslauer WILL definitely do his official business from home on Monday.
The three SPÖ representatives had to contact the health authority immediately, it said in a broadcast. The results of the officially ordered PCR tests are not yet available to them. But the rapid tests were positive and the person affected would have mild symptoms, i.e. the SPÖ, which is based on an infection and suspected through breakthroughs in vaccination.
The ÖVP MP Pfeifenberger developed symptoms on Sunday night. After a self-test was positive, he did a PCR test in the Tamsweg hospital – also positive, reported club chairman Wolfgang Mayer. Pfeifenberger has actively informed the authorities and his contacts and has gone into self-isolation.
In view of the upcoming state parliament session on Wednesday, the ÖVP will propose security measures, Mayer announced. He can imagine wearing FFP2 masks and half an occupation in the state parliament as well as masks at the presidential office.
SPÖ regional manager Forcher appealed “to all people we have met in the last few days to pay attention to their state of health and to voluntarily reduce contacts”. The SPÖ representatives concerned took part in the SPÖ district conference on Friday in Lungau with 45 people or the SPÖ district women conference in Tennengau on Saturday with around 20 people. In view of his own experiences, Egger appealed to be vaccinated: “A breakthrough vaccination is like a flu-like infection, but an infection without a vaccination can end in the intensive care unit,” said the Salzburg SPÖ boss.