If Vienna’s mayor Michael Ludwig (SPÖ) has its way, the rules for unvaccinated people cannot be strict enough. His official and party colleague in Burgenland, Hans-Peter Doskozil, is opposed to the Austria-wide “lockdown for unvaccinated people”. He is therefore skeptical of how such a lockdown for unvaccinated people should work in practice and how it should be justified to the population – especially in Burgenland, where the vaccination rate is comparatively high and the incidence is low.
Vaccination continues to have the highest priority for Doskozil. That is why there will be six vaccination centers in Burgenland from next Wednesday, in which vaccinations will be carried out five days a week without registration. The federal government should take this as an example, Doskozil is convinced of the Kronenzeitung.
The other federal states, on the other hand, want to support the government’s course – albeit grudgingly. As so often in the past, Vienna wants to take a stricter special route anyway: After the partial lockdown in Upper Austria and Salzburg, the federal capital is now following suit with 2G plus, expanded masking requirements and bringing the third stitch forward. Even more seems possible: “Nothing can be ruled out,” says Ludwig with regard to the lockdown conference on Sunday. Nevertheless, like Chancellor Schallenberg, he wants to “do everything possible to prevent a general lockdown”.