Close by the authorities in Vienna: restaurants and hairdressers accessible only to vaccinated and cured
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Vienna Mayor Michael Ludwig said Thursday that from mid-November only people vaccinated against the coronavirus and cured of the infection will be able to visit restaurants and go to hairdressers.
The mayor announced that he had held a meeting with a commission of experts, at which a tightening of measures regarding access to public life areas for the unvaccinated was agreed.
The Austrian capital once again chooses a strategy with respect to the national one for managing the epidemiological situation: in the rest of the country they have not been approved.
“The city of Vienna from the end of next week adopts the following measures: the 2G rule (vaccinated and cured, geimpfte und genesene, in German – ed) will apply to restaurant services and those who contract closely with the client’s body, as well as to events with more than 25 attendees, “Ludwig wrote in a post on his page.
Furthermore, the mayor of Vienna has specified that vaccination points will be opened for children and an information campaign on booster doses will be launched.
In mid-September, the Austrian government presented a phased response plan to developments in the COVID situation, based on the occupation of intensive care units in hospitals.
At the same time, the restrictions that citizens are not vaccinated.
On Friday, Austrian authorities announced that as soon as coronavirus patients occupy more than 500 intensive care beds, many areas of public life, including restaurants and cafes, will only be accessible to vaccinated and recovered people. the threshold of 600 beds will be exceeded for the unvaccinated there will be sanctions on leaving home without good reason.
As of today, in Austria, about 5 million people are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, or 72% of citizens can be vaccinated. On October 19 in the country they began to inoculate the dose of the booster vaccine among the groups at risk.