Hardly anyone outside the Ministry of Health – and the Vienna City Hall – still understands the “Austrian special path”. While other countries have been able to “breathe deeply” in all areas of life for a long time, Austria stuck to the mask requirement for a long time – and in some cases still does: As Health Minister Johannes Rauch (Greens) just emphasized, employees and customers must wear the “vital Handel” will continue to wear FFP2 masks for at least two months. The mask requirement should remain in place “at least until July 8”, Rauch explained – and at the same time referred to the next horror forecast by the Corona Prognosis Consortium, which does not expect the corona situation in Austria to ease over the hot summer months either – the eXXpress reported.
Only: The situation has already eased – and that demonstrably. The number of infections has decreased in the last few weeks and days and is at a constantly manageable level, the situation in the hospitals has eased noticeably. There is still a long way to go from a tense situation or even the danger of a rapid overload in the event of a renewed increase in the number of corona cases. This is also shown by the current overview of corona hospitalizations in Austria by AGES: