Austria Steps Up Restrictions to Combat Coronavirus Spread

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Austria has become the latest country to implement strict new rules governing public gatherings and entry into the country in a bid to slow down the speread of the Coronavirus

As the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Austria hits 802 the country was forced to tighten restrictions on public gatherings throughout the region.

The new major restrictions effect unnecessary movement which could spread the virus further. Austrian citizens have been urged to self-isolate and have enforced a ban on gatherings of more than five persons.

The most extreme restriction to be implemented has been a Further reduction of entries from other countries in a bid to contain coronavirus.

Only four days ago Austria began its travel ban on travellers arriving from Italy, with the travel ban now extended to travellers from The Netherlands, Great Britain, Russia and Ukraine.

The office of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s said in a statement “Austrians are being summoned to isolate themselves, That means only making social contact with the people with whom they live”.

The current confirmed cases on the COVID-19 Virus are 157,844 cases with 75,954 Recovered and 5,846 Deaths worldwide. There is currently no vaccine for the virus but medical care can treat the symptoms which include a Fever, coughing, sore throat, runny nose and in severe cases difficulty breathing.

If you believe you have contracted the Coronavirus do Not go out to public places and contact your doctor immediately.

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