Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein (Greens) apparently wants to control people’s private sphere. As the Green Minister emphasized today, Thursday in a main committee, he wants to further restrict private meetings. From January 2, 2022, only four adults will be allowed to meet after 10 p.m. The Secretary General of NEOS Douglas Hoyos reacted angrily and said that Mückstein apparently never read his own regulation. “The federal government must finally do its job and must not stumble through the pandemic,” said Hoyos.
Restrictions in the private sector are generally not permitted. According to Hoyos, the health minister should not intervene in private living areas. “The government’s chaos of regulations in pandemic management shows that the health ministers always come up with bans in the private sector. Starting with the Easter decree of a minister Anschober to the decree of his successor Mückstein, ”Hoyos criticized further.
NEOS chairwoman Beate Meinl-Reisinger emphasized that there should be no further lockdown in 2022. “It is time that personal responsibility found its way back into Austria. After 21 months of the pandemic, the government has a wide range of measures at its disposal. Only it is of no use. Minister also has to use Omikron Mosquito stone to abandon its chaotic open-close policy. There can be no more general lockdown in the coming year. “