The entire Austrian government is being tested on suspicion of a coronavirus infection after a close colleague of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz – who attended also in a wheelhouse – it turned out to be infected. That is why Vice Chancellors Kurz and Werner Kogler have also canceled all their official programs, he announced the Vienna Der Standard.
According to a recent survey, one in four Vienna is concerned about the epidemic and its economic consequences.
In Austria, about 49,000 have been infected so far and at least 818 have died from complications of the Covid-19 epidemic. The situation is the worst in Vienna among the federal provinces, while Burgenland, which is closest to the Hungarian border, has so far been spared the disease.
The first schools in Austria also had to close on Monday – in Carinthia and Styria – because of the coronavirus. In the first case, because all instructors were quarantined, and in the second, because the authorities required it.
At our western neighbor, where the second wave of the epidemic has been talked about for weeks, severe austerity measures were introduced as early as September.
We prescribed it weeks ago in the whole country
The situation in Austria is important because Viktor Orbán called Austria the epidemiological laboratory in April, and the Hungarian authorities are monitoring the brother-in-law’s position with the pandemic.
Said the Hungarian prime minister.
(Cover image: Sebastian Kurz and Rudolf Anschober held a press conference on the situation of the coronavirus epidemic in Vienna, Austria on September 24, 2020. Photo: Lisi Niesner / Reuters)