Corona in Austria: Chancellor calls for mandatory vaccination – and threatens “lockdown for unvaccinated”
Corona numbers are exploding in the Austrian federal states of Salzburg and Upper Austria. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg no longer rules out a lockdown for unvaccinated people. The news ticker.
Update from November 10th, 6:40 p.m .: The Salzburg governor Wilfried Haslauer (ÖVP) has meanwhile also commented on provisional corona measures in his state.
“Four areas must be left open for vaccinated people: These are: education, retail, catering and the hotel industry. I am against a lockdown, ”the 65-year-old reported in a statement. The FFP2 mask requirement, on the other hand, is being expanded again both in Salzburg and in what is now Upper Austria.
Corona in Upper Austria and Salzburg: Chancellor Schallenberg does not rule out “lockdown for unvaccinated people”
Update from November 10th, 5.45 p.m.: The results of the crisis summit between Vienna (federal government), Salzburg (federal state) and Linz (Upper Austria) are here. Federal Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg from the ÖVP reveals this personally.
“If the situation doesn’t change, it will be one Lockdown for the unvaccinated give, ”explains the head of government and Kurz’s successor. Schallenberg, on the other hand, rules out a lockdown for vaccinated people. “I don’t see a lockdown for vaccinated people,” he says. On top of that: The Austrian Chancellor is also for the first time in favor of compulsory vaccination in the various health professions. So this has not yet happened in the Alpine republic, in contrast to France and Greece, for example.
There should be a second crisis summit on Friday – after previous discussions with experts. With 11,398 new corona infections reported, a new all-time high in the pandemic was reached on Wednesday. The situation in Upper Austria and Salzburg is particularly serious. Both federal states with a total of more than two million inhabitants border the southeast of Bavaria.
Corona in Upper Austria and Salzburg: Lockdown scenario is under discussion
Update from November 10th, 5:05 p.m.: According to the Austrian media, a statement from Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg (ÖVP) is expected at 5.15 p.m. Shortly afterwards, the Salzburg Governor Wilfried Haslauer (ÖVP) will also speak about the results of the crisis summit.
Update from November 10th, 4:45 p.m .: Is there another lockdown for more than half a million people in the Austrian state of Salzburg due to Corona? A video summit has been running since 4.30 p.m. with Federal Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein (Greens) and Governors of Salzburg and Upper Austria, Wilfried Haslauer and Thomas Stelzer (both ÖVP).
The Salzburger Nachrichten again confronted Haslauer around 2.30 p.m. with the question of whether a lockdown was to be expected. “I dont know. I now have to go to a video conference with the Federal Chancellor and then to one with the Minister of Health, ”replied the Governor.
Corona in Upper Austria and Salzburg: the number of infections skyrockets
First report from November 10th: Munich / Salzburg – The Bavarian Freilassing (around 15,000 inhabitants) and the inner city of the Austrian Salzburg with its 150,000 inhabitants are just eight kilometers apart. While Bavaria and Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) have once again declared a disaster in the coronavirus pandemic on this Wednesday (November 10), the alarm bells are also ringing on the Salzach.
Because: The 7-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants in the state of Salzburg (almost 550,000 inhabitants) was 933 at the same time. That means: The corona infection numbers are also skyrocketing in Austria and here in particular on the northern edge of the Alps. How in many places. Federal Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein (Greens) therefore called a crisis summit by video call with Governor Wilfried Haslauer (ÖVP), which will also be attended by Governor of Upper Austria, Thomas Stelzer (ÖVP), on this Wednesday afternoon.
Corona in Upper Austria and Salzburg: Crisis summit with Federal Minister of Health Mückstein
Because: In the northern Austrian state, which borders Upper Bavaria and Lower Bavaria, the 7-day incidence * was even a very high 1,173.5. “It is clear that we have to act quickly, decisively and comprehensively,” says Mückstein, according to the news portal oe24.at: “We have to take the situation very seriously. The number of infections is increasing rapidly. The solution lies before us, that is vaccination. “
In the video: Corona numbers in Austria remain at a very high level
On Wednesday, 11,398 new corona cases * were reported in the Alpine republic, the situation in the intensive care units was tense, it said. Striking: Regarding a possible lockdown * for everyone, Mückstein said according to the report: “We have all learned that nothing can be ruled out in a pandemic.”
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