Vienna, January 17 The Austrian government announced on the 17th that it will extend the third comprehensive “lockdown” measure to February 7, and tighten some epidemic prevention regulations to prevent and control the novel coronavirus epidemic and curb the spread of mutant coronavirus.
Austrian Chancellor Kurz said at a press conference on the same day that since the implementation of the third comprehensive “lockdown” measure on December 26, 2020, the epidemic has been controlled to a certain extent, and it is a country with better control in European countries.
However, because the number of new confirmed cases is still high and the more infectious mutant coronavirus has been confirmed to spread in Austria, the government decided to extend the comprehensive “lockdown” measure originally scheduled to end later this month until February 7, after full consultation with all sectors of society.
On the same day, the Austrian government also announced the tightening of two specific epidemic prevention regulations, which will be enforced from the 25th of this month: first, to increase the social safety distance standard from the current one meter to 2 meters; second, the public must wear masks that meet EU standards when taking public transportation in supermarkets, post offices and pharmacies and other places, and when taking public transportation.
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In order to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic, Austria implemented the first comprehensive “lockdown” measure on March 16, 2020, and gradually “unblocked” from April 14.
Due to the outbreak of the second wave of the epidemic, Austria implemented the “lockdown” measures again on November 3 of the same year, and began to relax the “lockdown” measures on December 7. On December 26, Austria tightened its epidemic prevention policy again and implemented a comprehensive “lockdown” measure for the third time.
According to the data released on the website of the Austrian Ministry of Health on the 17th, there have been 1,267 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with a total of 393,778 confirmed cases; 29 new deaths, with a total of 7,082 deaths.