Regional tightening will in future also be linked to vaccination rates

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Regional tightening will in future also be linked to vaccination rates


The “decree for high-risk areas” required for this will come into force on Friday. The virus distinguishes between vaccinated and unvaccinated people, commented Health Minister Mückstein on the most effective protection “: The vaccination.


In affected areas, measures could be tightened, such as: priority controls of the previous regulations, 3-G evidence in retail, increased contact tracing, expansion of the obligation to wear MNS and introduction of the obligation to wear


© In affected areas, measures could be tightened, such as: Priority controls of up to …
In affected areas, measures could be tightened, such as: priority controls of the previous regulations, 3-G evidence in retail, increased contact tracing, expansion of the obligation to wear MNS and introduction of the obligation to wear


Regional tightening of the corona measures will in future also be linked to the vaccination rate in the communities. A corresponding “decree for high-risk areas” from Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein (Greens) went to the governors on Thursday and will come into force the next day, i.e. tomorrow, Friday.

The new decree replaces the previous “high incidence decree”. In future, when classifying a district as a high-risk area, in addition to the seven-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants, the vaccination rate of the respective district and the ICU coverage of the federal state concerned will also be taken into account.

“Vaccination is the most effective protection against the coronavirus and we see that the virus differentiates between vaccinated and unvaccinated people,” commented Mückstein on the measure. In order to curb the spread of the virus in a targeted and regional manner, special attention must therefore also be paid to the respective vaccination rate.

What applies to high risk areas?

For high-risk areas, the governor or the district administrative authority will in future stipulate by ordinance that people may only leave the district in question if they can provide evidence of a low epidemiological risk within the meaning of the 2nd Covid-19 Opening Ordinance (3G evidence). The checks of the obligation to provide evidence must be carried out on a random basis with as high a frequency as possible. The Armed Forces assistance can also be requested for this purpose.

In addition, the governors or the district administrative authority for high-risk areas must take further precautions to contain the spread of Sars-CoV-2. For this – among others – measures such as focus controls of the previous regulations, a 3-G proof for example in the trade, increased contact tracing, expansion of the obligation to wear MNS and the introduction of the obligation to wear FFP2 masks or further quarantine measures come into question.

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