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Corona Virus: Austria’s vaccination lockdown will end on December 12

Austria has introduced a three-week lockdown in the region since November 22. All residents are subject to a curfew and all commercial establishments are closed, except for essential service providers.

In Austria, the lockdown imposed on people who have been vaccinated against the new coronavirus will end on December 12.

However, it will continue to be applied to those who have not yet received the cancer vaccine. New Austrian Chancellor Karl Nahammer said this on Tuesday at his first press conference as head of government, informing the public station ORF on its website.

“(The country) will be opened,” said Nahamer, adding that the only question left is the specific conditions under which this will happen and what precautionary measures will be taken.

They will be able to reopen stores, hotels and restaurants. The new chancellor said details of how to safely open the country would be discussed by medical experts with the prime ministers of Austria’s federal states on Wednesday. According to him, the current positive trend in the country needs to be transformed into a long-term positive trend.

Nehamer took office on Monday after making a solemn vow. He succeeded Alexander Schallenberg, who was in office less than two months after replacing Sebastian Kurz in October. Resigned for corruption.

Health Minister Wolfgang Mokstein indicated at ORF’s ZiB presentation on Monday evening that after the nationwide lockdown ends, regional restrictions may remain.

Austria has introduced a three-week lockdown in the region since November 22. All residents are subject to a curfew and all commercial establishments are closed, except for essential service providers.

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Austria recorded the country’s highest number of virus cases in 11 months on Tuesday – 77 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry. In total, the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed 12,921 lives in Austria.

According to the APA, they set a new record this year in the number of patients in intensive care units. There are 670 JIS patients in Austrian hospitals (an increase of nine compared to the previous day).

The number of more severe patients who had to be placed in the intensive care unit was hospitalized in Austria during the second wave of the epidemic a year ago – last year, 709 were hospitalized in the intensive care unit. Eight more than on Monday.

At the same time, Austria recorded a decrease in new cases – there were 4,233 more infections on Monday. For the first time in nearly four weeks, the number of active confirmed cases is below 100,000 – there are currently 96,128 people. The seven-day infection rate fell to 530 on Tuesday.