Similar measures were taken a few days ago in Styria and Vienna, and on Friday afternoon in Carinthia.

Austria boasts a 62 per cent vaccination against covid-19, which is only 5 per cent less than in the UK, where it has been estimated that it no longer makes sense to tighten measures. However, the number of those infected daily has been rising in recent days, reaching 5861. On Thursday, the PCT condition has been consistently checked in Austria since the summer.

Some Austrian provinces have estimated that it is time for the so-called emergency brake. In Tyrol, 738 new positive cases of coronavirus testing were recorded in the last 48 hours. Fearing that the pressure on intensive care units in hospitals could be too great, they opted for stricter measures, aimed primarily at the unvaccinated part of the population.

From November 8, evening and night catering services (bars, restaurants, clubs) will be available only for the vaccinated and the sick. So it will be with events that will bring together more than 500 people. Testing to enter the football stadium will therefore no longer be sufficient.

It will be necessary to wear the FFP2 protective mask in museums, libraries and shopping malls.

The authorities in Tyrol will also arrange for additional PCR tests with mouthwashes, which will be available to rural women and men.