Two municipalities in East Tyrol in Austria will be quarantined due to the growing number of coronavirus diseases from Wednesday, MTI writes.
Oberlienz and Innervillgraten can only be left on Wednesday if they have a negative coronavirus test or can demonstrate complete immunity, so they have either been vaccinated or have fallen ill. The ruling will be in effect until August 24.
Due to the deterioration of epidemiological data, safety precautions have been announced throughout East Tyrol: events with more than 100 people will not be held from Wednesday, and at the two mentioned points of contact, this regulation will come into force for more than 50 people and will remain in effect until September 1.
Under regional regulations, it will again be necessary to wear FFP2 masks at both outdoor and indoor events as well as in commercial units.
In East Tyrol, the average infection rate per seven days and per 100,000 inhabitants is currently 332. The county has taken stricter measures in line with a federal decree stating that if the municipality reaches an average of 300, it must take precautionary measures to reduce the epidemic.
In Austria, 450 people were newly diagnosed with the virus in the past 24 hours, and 663,532 positive cases have been recorded since the outbreak began. The number of people receiving hospital care is 162, and 38 people require intensive care.