Find here the daily COVID-19 updates for Austria, with everything you need to know about the coronavirus in Austria.
Here is a wrap-up of the measures currently in place in Austria.
Week 1, 2021
January 10, 2021
- A new study from Switzerland showed that closing schools has been one of the most effective interventions in containing the virus.
- Closing schools reduces mobility and thus contact massively and thus also decreased the number of new infections during that period.
- Employees in certain sectors will soon be required by law to get tested for the coronavirus once a week.
- This will apply to more than 530,000 people in Austria who work in restaurants, bars, retail, education, storage or any other “professions close to the body.”
- The Austrian Social Partners, the Unions (ÖGB) and the Association of Employers (WKÖ), agreed on a model that will include mandatory testing, during work-time and with employment protection in case a test is positive.
- “Our businesses and their employees want to get back to work. For this, regular testing is an important step,” said the Presidents of both associations in a joint press release.
- Austrian ministries reported 1,651 new infections in the last 24 hours.
- The 7-day-incidence rose to 171 per 100,000 inhabitants.
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