Vienna and Two Provinces Extend Lockdown Through Easter

By Anna Breuer on 3 April 2021
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Neusiedler See in Rust in the Burgenland province of Austria

Vienna and two provinces extended their coronavirus lockdowns through Easter.

The Burgenland, which borders Hungary, and Lower Austria, which surrounds the capital city of Vienna, said they were taking the step because their intensive-care stations in hospitals are almost out of beds.  The hospitals are seeing high levels of the British coronavirus variant, known as B.1.1.7, and the number of infections in the region is rising.

The two provinces had originally expected their joint lockdown to last from April 1 through April 5, but they followed Vienna’s lead and extended the lockdown after experts said the shorter period of time would do little to relieve pressure on hospitals.

“The provinces of Burgenland and Lower Austria will, like Vienna, maintain the coronavirus protection measures beyond the Easter weekend until April 11,” Burgenland Landeshauptman Hans Peter Doskozil in a statement.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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