As before, the police should be fought in times of the corona pandemic. According to a broadcast from the interior department, up to 300 soldiers will continue to guard embassies and other particularly sensitive facilities. Interior Minister Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) emphasized that the police have been helping to combat the pandemic in “various ways” since the beginning of the pandemic. For example, we are guaranteed by the monitoring of corona restrictions and quarantine orders or by deploying in demonstrations by opponents of the corona measures.
Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner (ÖVP) emphasized that the armed forces remain a “reliable security partner in the fight against the pandemic”. The operation has been running since November 3, 2020, more than 50 protected objects have been guarded by the soldiers since then.