“From December 26 to January 24, visitors restrictions will apply once more all day” and never simply at night time, the federal government wrote in an announcement.

After January 18, solely residents who’ve taken an antigen take a look at will be capable of resume their social life earlier than lifting the overall restrictions set for January 24, the federal government mentioned.

“It’s the solely strategy to reopen tourism, tradition and gastronomy in occasions of pandemic and on the similar time stop the figures from exploding once more,” Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz advised a information convention.

“Within the week of January 18-24, faculties, outlets and eating places will likely be open to all those that took an antigen take a look at lower than per week in the past,” the assertion mentioned.

Academics, merchants involved with their prospects and public transport drivers will likely be examined each week from 18 January.

Outlets, bookstores, museums and faculties, which reopened on December 7, will likely be closed once more till January 18.

Resorts, eating places, gyms and efficiency halls that haven’t been approved to reopen will stay closed till this date.

Austria, with a inhabitants of 8.9 million, recorded 5,127 deaths on Friday as a result of Covid-19 because the starting of the pandemic.