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SECOND WAVE of Covid-19 already looming in Austria as new infections rise 'day-to-day' – Chancellor Kurz

SECOND WAVE of Covid-19 already looming in Austria as new infections rise 'day by day' – Chancellor Kurz


The Covid-19 pandemic is already making a comeback in Austria, the place an infection charges are surging and the forthcoming winter guarantees to be “robust for us all,” Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has warned in an attraction to the nation.

The Alpine nation recorded 350 new infections per day two weeks in the past, however this determine had jumped to over 869 by final Saturday, Kurz stated. He warned that Austria is ready to move the 1,000-case mark quickly and that the Covid-19 comeback is due to this fact simply across the nook.

What we’re experiencing is the start of the second wave. The variety of infections is growing day-to-day.

Vienna has seen the majority of the newly-recorded Covid-19 instances due to its inhabitants density. Because the second wave approaches, individuals ought to scale back social contacts, put on face masks, and cling to distancing guidelines, Kurz suggested.

This autumn and winter “shall be robust for all of us,” he warned. On a brighter notice, he stated he’s hoping that life can return to regular by subsequent summer time.

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Beforehand, the federal government introduced that face-covering shall be necessary once more in all public locations, together with supermarkets, purchasing malls, administrative buildings, and colleges from Monday. Masks will stay necessary on public transport.

The federal government can also be limiting the variety of individuals allowed to attend non-public gatherings and public indoor occasions. The warning and pre-emptive measures come after well being officers recorded a complete of greater than 33,100 coronavirus instances and over 750 fatalities.

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