The party suspects vaccination breakthroughs. The official PCR result is still pending.
The Salzburg SPÖ suspects several prominent vaccination breakthroughs in their ranks: State party chairman David Egger, state manager Gerald Forcher and the state parliament member Hans Ganitzer are corona-positive in a rapid antigen test and would show slight symptoms, the party informed in a broadcast on Sunday. The results of the official PCR tests are still pending.
All three would be contacted immediately, the health authority, it said in a broadcast had already been ordered or carried out. Even if the results are not yet available, it is “at the current point in time that there is a high probability” that contacts will be reduced voluntarily. “Last week, those affected had taken part in several committee meetings, such as the SPÖ district conference on Friday in Lungau with 45 participants or the SPÖ district women’s conference in Tennengau on Saturday with 20 participants.
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. Of course, everyone has to make the decision for themselves. But I am very happy to be vaccinated to be.” A high vaccination rate is “the safest and best way to overcome this pandemic,” said the Salzburg SPÖ boss.