“The important thing for me is that when you end the lockdown, that it stays ended and that we don’t have to go into lockdown again on January 6th or 7th. That is something that I think is counterproductive.”
No discharge in Salzburg’s hospitals yet
Sustainability should be decisive, said Sungler. He doesn’t believe that. With the pressure that. Christmas is coming and the shops want to open, they will be unlocked again. The slight decline in the number of infections in the hospitals has not yet arrived. If the decline is really confirmed, it can be manifested in the hospitals in a week, which is currently not the case.
48 corona intensive care patients
There are currently around 68 Covid intensive care beds available across the country, 48 of which are occupied today. Of the 48 patients, nine were vaccinated and 50 percent were under 65 years of age, said Sungler. 201 Covid patients are currently being cared for in the normal wards.
Hospitals partially “overfull”
There are currently two children infected with the coronavirus in the children’s intensive care unit. What also makes him very worried is that the intensive care units in the Tauern Clinic and in the Hospital of the Barmherzige Brüder are “absolutely full”, at the Barmherzigen Brothers “overfull with a patient”, heartily the SALK-Managing director, who is also head of the Covid state medical staff. One of the six intensive care beds in the Tauernklinikum is occupied by a Covid patient, while the Barmherzigen Brothers have two corona patients in the intensive care unit, according to the APA.
Sungler for penalties at corona demos in front of facilities
Sungler showed no understanding for demonstrations in front of hospitals by opponents of the Corona regulations. From his point of view – as in other countries, for example in Canada – there must be high penalties if demonstrations are carried out in front of hospitals. That had no place in front of a hospital, with all understanding for freedom of expression and freedom of demonstration. “Here are patients who need protection, rest and care, and employees who are currently facing supramaximal demands. They are simply fed up with having to deal with it.” One is in contact with the state government and the interior ministry in this regard.
Last weekend, opponents of corona measures whistled at the doctors and nursing staff in front of the entrances to the university hospital in Salzburg and chanted “resistance”. For a demonstration ban mile required by the SPÖ, however, the assembly law would have to be changed. As a countermeasure, the ÖVP announced solidarity rallies at the university hospital entrances for the remaining weekends this year. If someone still wants to register a demo there, this can only be approved 50 meters away.