AUSTRIA EXTENDS LOCK The curfew is in force for another 10 days
The Austrian parliament extended the “lock” of Austria for another ten days today, with curfew from 8 pm to 6 am.
With the votes of the ruling parties – the People’s Party of Austria (OVP), the Greens – as well as the Social Democratic Party (SPO), the parliament accepted the proposal of the Minister of Health, Rudolf Anshober.
The extension, as stated in the statement, was necessary because the Law on Pandemic allows restrictions of freedom to only ten days.
The second lock of Austria, which has been applied since the beginning of this month, has not, for now, stopped the dramatic growth of newly infected people, so, as the Minister emphasized, an extension is necessary.
The SPO, as the only opposition party, voted in favor of the extension, but requested that data on the effectiveness of the measures be provided in the future.
Other opposition parties believe that locking up violates basic human rights.
Otherwise, the Austrian government will, as announced, consider the effectiveness of the measures so far tomorrow, so it is expected that the lock will be tightened.