Austrian Health Minister Rudolf Anschober announced that the third wave of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus epidemic begins in the country. Reported by OE 24.
“We are at the beginning of the third wave and must make every effort to slow down the rise in the incidence. Then the capacity of intensive care units will be enough for everyone. Last autumn should not be repeated, ”the publication quotes him as saying.
Anschober said that new, stricter security requirements – including travel restrictions between parts of the country – have shown their effectiveness: in those Austrian states where they were purposefully introduced, the epidemiological situation has improved. According to the minister, now it is necessary to take into account any risks.
Last week it became known that the number of vaccinated Austrians exceeded one million. By June 2021, the authorities intend to vaccinate everyone.
Earlier on March 15, the media, citing European governments, reported that the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic had hit Europe: the situation is worsening in France, Germany and Italy.