The Mayor of Vienna Michael Ludwig (SPÖ) will again consult with experts on possible new corona measures on Thursday. The city chief announced this on Wednesday in an interview with the APA. In itself, the current, recently issued and comparatively strict Vienna Ordinance applies until the end of November. The fact that advice will be given again tomorrow in the Vienna City Hall is due to the increasing number of infections.
Thus, further tightening could be announced tomorrow – even if Ludwig Didn’t want to speculate about the results of the meeting, in which experts from the fields of health, medicine or prognostics will again take part. The deliberations will take place one day before the summit initiated by the federal government with the governors on Friday. However, the Vienna appointment had already been agreed in advance, it was assured.
Vienna recently extended the applicable rules, which are stricter than the current federal ordinance, until the end of the month. In some places, tests are no longer valid as evidence; only those who have been vaccinated or who have recovered are allowed access (“2G rule”). This applies to night gastronomy and large events for over 500 people.
In addition, 3G became largely 2.5G. This means that in places where people who have been tested have access, they have to present a PCR test. In the retail trade, one relies exclusively on FFP2 masks. Mouth and nose protection is no longer sufficient in shops.
Until recently, Vienna was the only federal state with its own measures. But the picture has changed in the meantime. Other federal states have also initiated more restrictive regional corona regulations.