And the mask requirement could possibly last longer. He said that “the mask requirement applies until July 8 for the time being and there will be no decision over the head of the countries”. In addition, the green Minister of Health is not a friend of imposing something “again” if you do not know what developments BA.4 and BA.5 would provide.
On Thursday, Rauch followed up on the sidelines of a press conference. The pandemic is getting on everyone’s nerves. “Yes, me too.” In view of the new variants, “there are currently no plans to relax further.” Only on July 8, when the regulation expires, would a decision be made on possible steps.
And the Green Minister underlines his theses with the new report of the Corona Prognosis Consortium: It says in summary that the number of infections in summer will not (!) fall to the level of the summers of 2020 and 2021.
It looks like the Austrians will have to get used to a summer with a mask.