Upon request, Kurz speaks again about the exit plan from the emergency measures. Kurz is working on a team to advise on how to end the emergency operation, but: “You can only do that if the numbers show that”. The faster you manage to push the replication factor towards zero, the faster you can reduce the measures. If you are ready, you will open the shops first. Schools and universities would surely follow later, the Austrian chancellor said.
He also announced spot checks on people who work in healthcare, for example. This is how they want to prevent these people from becoming “super spreaders”, ie “super spreaders”, Kurz said.
After Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Minister of Health Rudolf Anschober steps up to the microphone. He explains how risk groups (older people and people with previous illnesses) can be better protected. In addition to the wearing of masks and other measures relating to the home office also will be tourist use of hotels by decision set.
Coronavirus in Austria: Briefly about new measures – “It’s a marathon”
11:25 am: “I am aware that many want to hear the end of the restrictions. But the truth is: it is a marathon and it is not our job to say what you want to hear, ” Sebastian Kurz begins the press conference. In the past few days, the government has consulted experts about the measures: “The reality is very simple: the measures are the right ones and they also work. But we have to significantly reduce the spread, ” said Kurz. The replication factor must ultimately drop below one in order to get the virus under control. No health system in the world can “cope” with a spread that is too rapid, says Kurz.