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Fri. April 17, 2020, 7:00pm: Updated Figures on the Coronavirus in Austria: 431 deceased, 14,553 infected persons

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Austria is 14,553. 431 people died and 169,272 tests were carried out, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

Tues. April 14, 2020, 10:31 a.m.: Updated Austrian figures on the coronavirus: 384 deceased, 14,060 infected persons

Confirmed cases in Austria: 14,060 cases. (This marks an increase of 922 confirmed cases compared to the previous update.): Burgenland (270, +25), Carinthia (386, +21), Lower Austria (2,354, +185), Salzburg (1,174, +40), Styria (1,578, +120), Tyrol (3,302, +306), Upper Austria (2,134, +55), Vienna (2,030, +138) and Vorarlberg (832, +32).

Confirmed deaths in Austria: 384 deaths. (This marks an increase of 89 deaths compared to the previous update.): Burgenland (6, +3), Carinthia (9, +4), Lower Austria (67, +20), Salzburg (26, +6), Styria (87, +18), Tyrol (72, +19), Upper Austria (32, +3), Vienna (78, +16) and Vorarlberg (7, +0).

Wed. April 8, 2020, 11:38 a.m.: Updated Austrian figures on the coronavirus: 273 deceased, 12,675 infected persons

Confirmed cases in Austria: 12,675 cases. (This marks an increase of 156 confirmed cases compared to the previous update.)

Confirmed deaths in Austria: 273 deaths. (This marks an increase of 30 deaths compared to the previous update.)

Confirmed cases in Austria by federal states (in brackets: total number, + difference to previous update): Burgenland (242, +8), Carinthia (341, +0), Lower Austria (2,103, +32), Salzburg (1,120, +26), Styria (1,396, +24), Tyrol (2,857, +22), Upper Austria (2,008, +17), Vienna (1,824, +11) and Vorarlberg (784, +16).

Wed. April 8, 2020, 11:11 a.m.: Updated Viennese figures on the corona virus: 58 deceased, 1,869 infected persons

To date, a total of 58 people have died in Vienna from coronavirus infection. That is 5 more deaths than the day before.

In the meantime, 292 people in Vienna have recovered from the virus.

Mon. April 6, 2020, 6:55 p.m.: Main Points of the Press Conference

  1. Restrictions on physical  social contacts remain until end of April.
  2. As of 14 April small shops, garden & hardware centers will reopen.
  3. 2 May: all shops, also hairdressers... reopen.
  4. Restaurants and hotels maybe mid of May a slow re-opening.
  5. After Easter masks to be worn on public transports
  6. Schools reopen mid May.
  7. Universities only digital for this semester, but exams will take place.
  8. Until end of June  events, such as concerts, theaters are not allowed.
  9. ALL the information pending on the actual situation.

Mon. April 6, 2020, 4:55 p.m.: Also Tyrol Lifts Coronavirus-Quarantine

Meanwhile, also the province of Tyrol announced that it would lift the quarantine for the entire state territory with minor exceptions.

Mon. April 6, 2020, 2:15 p.m.: After Easter the slow return to normality is to begin in Austria

Austria is one of the first European countries that intends to relax its measures in the fight against COVID-19 immediately after Easter.

Fri. April 3, 2020, 7:25pm: Updated Figures on the Coronavirus in Austria: 168 deceased, 11,171 infected persons

The Ministry of the Interior provided the following "interdepartmental and inter-provincial" figures on the corona virus in Austria, some of which differ slightly from the other figures presented:

So far, there have been 11,171 positive test results in Austria. As of today, 168 people throughout Austria have died as a result of the corona virus and 2,022 have recovered.At present, 1,074 persons are undergoing hospital treatment due to the corona virus and 245 of the sick are in intensive care units, i.e.

  • 168 deceased
  • 11,171 patients (positive test results), 829 of them hospitalised and 245 in intensive care
  • 2,022 recovered
  • Tests performed so far: 98,343

Thurs. April 2, 2020, 10:50am: Further Measure: Police Officers Only in Protective Masks

Since yesterday, police officers perform official acts only with protective masks.

Thurs. April 2, 2020, 8:05am: Corona Virus: Current key figures from Vienna

The Regional Medical Directorate of Vienna and the Medical Crisis Committee of the City of Vienna provide regular information on the current case numbers and other key figures on the Covid 19 virus.

As of Thursday, 2 April 2020, 8.00 a.m., 1,580 cases have been confirmed in Vienna. The number of deaths related to the virus is 31, and two men (79 and 90 years old) died in hospital yesterday.

86 persons have recovered and recovered. Among the convalescents is a resident (92) of a nursing home. The health hotline 1450 received 2,046 calls.

Wed. April 1, 2020, 10:55pm: Tens of Thousands of Additional Deaths in Austria, according to Government Study

An internal study prepared for the government by a commission of experts shows a gloomy forecast for Austria. The paper states that under the realistic assumption of a replication factor of 1.7 (i.e. 1 person infects 1.7 people), the Austrian health system will collapse. If it is not possible to push the replication factor below the value of 1, tens of thousands of additional deaths and a collapse of the health care system can be expected in Austria by mid-April.

Wed. April 1, 2020, 8:10pm: Updated figures on the corona virus: 146 deceased, 10,668 infected persons

The Ministry of the Interior provided the following "interdepartmental and inter-provincial" figures on the corona virus in Austria, some of which differ slightly from the other figures presented:

So far, there have been 10,482 positive test results in Austria. As of today, 146 people throughout Austria have died as a result of the corona virus and 479 have recovered.At present, 931 persons are undergoing hospital treatment due to the corona virus and 187 of the sick are in intensive care units, i.e.

  • 146 deceased
  • 10,668 patients (positive test results), 1,071 of them hospitalised and 215 in intensive care
  • 1,436 recovered
  • Tests performed so far: 55,863

Mon. March 30, 2020, 8:39pm: Unusual Repatriation of 300 Germans from Tyrolean Ski Resorts

In an unusual repatriation operation, the German Embassy in Vienna has enabled 300 Germans to return home from Tyrolean quarantine areas. Additionally, Tyrol's Governor Günther Platter confirms that about 3,000 seasonal workers and tourists from the affected areas will depart until the weekend.

Mon. March 30, 2020, 6:30pm: Current Austrian figures on the corona virus: 108 deceased, 9,125 infected persons

Confirmed cases in Austria: 9,125 cases. This marks an increase of 573 confirmed cases compared to the previous day.

Confirmed deaths in Austria: 108 cases. This marks an increase of 22 deaths compared to the previous day.

Confirmed cases in Austria by federal states: Burgenland (179, +26), Carinthia (261, +38), Lower Austria (1533, +257), Salzburg (855, +62), Styria (958, +85), Tyrol (2205, +298), Upper Austria (1535, +133), Vienna (1235, +148) and Vorarlberg (616, +39).

Mon. March 30, 2020, 1:40pm: Federal Interior Minister Karl Nehammer issued an urgent warning

Nehammer warned the population that they did not sufficiently recognize the seriousness of the situation and would not sufficiently adhere to the guidelines. So far, there have been 10,426 charges throughout Austria in connection with non-compliance with the corona regulations.

Mon. March 30, 2020, 12:30pm: Austrian Government Extends Measures: Masks Partially Obligatory

Stronger protection for risk groups is to be implemented. Protective masks will be used, which are not intended to protect the wearers, but to limit airborne proliferation. The distribution of the masks is to take place from Wednesday onwards via supermarket chains.

Sun. March 29, 2020, 11:00am: Current Austrian figures on the corona virus: 86 deceased, 8,552 infected persons

The Ministry of the Interior provided the following "interdepartmental and inter-provincial" figures on the corona virus in Austria, some of which differ slightly from the other figures presented:

So far, there have been 8,552 positive test results in Austria. As of today, 86 people throughout Austria have died as a result of the corona virus and 479 have recovered.At present, 931 persons are undergoing hospital treatment due to the corona virus and 187 of the sick are in intensive care units, i.e.

  • 86 deceased
  • 8,552 patients (positive test results), 931 of them hospitalised and 187 in intensive care
  • 479 recovered

Sat. March 28, 2020, 5:30pm: Austria's largest hospital extends to three coronavirus wards

The largest hospital in Vienna and Austria, the so-called AKH - Wiener Allgemeines Krankenhaus, will have three coronavirus units starting next week after an internal reconstruction, the Wien KAV (Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbund - Vienna Hospital Association) announced.

Fri. March 27, 2020, 9:30am: Current Austrian figures on the corona virus: 58 deceased, 7,040 infected persons

The Ministry of the Interior provided the following "interdepartmental and inter-provincial" figures on the corona virus in Austria, some of which differ slightly from the other figures presented:

So far, there have been 7,040 positive test results in Austria. As of today, 58 people throughout Austria have died as a result of the corona virus and 225 have recovered.At present, 800 persons are undergoing hospital treatment due to the corona virus and 128 of the sick are in intensive care units, i.e.

  • 58 deceased
  • 7,040 patients (positive test results), 800 of them hospitalised and 128 in intensive care
  • 225 recovered

Thurs. March 26, 2020, 22:55: Government presents details of the aid package designed to save jobs and businesses

The coronavirus poses a massive challenge for the economy. The federal government presened the details of the 38 billion aid package as follows: 1) short-time work, 2) hardship fund for SMEs, 3) crisis fund of 15 billion euros and 4) credit guarantees and tax deferrals.

Thurs. March 26, 2020, 17:35: Confirmed cases in Austria: 6,398 cases.

This marks an increase of 1,522 compared to two days ago.

Total number of deaths in Austria so far: 49 (This marks an increase of 21 compared to two days ago.)

By federal states: Burgenland (84, +13), Carinthia (141, +19), Lower Austria (620, +56), Salzburg (429, +57), Styria (558, +72), Tyrol (1253, +450), Upper Austria (795, +88), Vienna (617, +141) and Vorarlberg (379, +56).

Tues. March 24, 2020, 18:25: Austria: Increase of 952 cases compared to yesterday

Confirmed cases in Austria: 4,876 cases.

This marks an increase of 952 compared to the previous day.

Total number of deaths in Austria so far: 28 (This marks an increase of 7 compared to the previous day.)

By federal states: Burgenland (84, +13), Carinthia (141, +19), Lower Austria (620, +56), Salzburg (429, +57), Styria (558, +72), Tyrol (1253, +450), Upper Austria (795, +88), Vienna (617, +141) and Vorarlberg (379, +56).

Tues. March 24, 2020, 17:30: Government wants to increase coronavirus testing capacity

The government announced on Tuesday that it would greatly increase the capacity for coronavirus testing.

"The capacities are to be expanded to about 15,000 per day." said Chancellor Kurz.

Tues. March 24, 2020, 17:00: Current key figures from Vienna - 617 infections confirmed, 11 deaths

As of today, 617 cases have been confirmed in Vienna.

Nobody has died since yesterday. The total number of deaths in Vienna stands at 11.

The health hotline 1450 received 4,665 calls.

Mon. March 23, 2020, 20:30: Austria: Increase of 680 cases compared to yesterday

Confirmed cases in Austria: 3,924 cases.

Further 3 deaths in Vienna, 11 total.

Tests carried out so far in Austria: 23,429

By federal states: Burgenland (71, +8), Carinthia (122, +17), Lower Austria (564, +118), Salzburg (372, +103), Styria (486, +63), Tyrol (803, +159), Upper Austria (707, +79), Vienna (476, +73) and Vorarlberg (323, +60).

Sun. March 22, 2020, 15:45: Further 3 deaths in Vienna, eight total

From Saturday to Sunday, three more people died in Vienna as a result of the COVID-19 infection, so that there are eight confirmed deaths in Vienna so far.

Sun. March 22, 2020, 15:00: Austria: Increase of 580 cases compared to yesterday

Confirmed cases in Austria: 3,244 cases.

Tests carried out so far in Austria: 21,368

By federal states: Burgenland (63, +28), Carinthia (105, +31), Lower Austria (446, +56), Salzburg (269, +94), Styria (423, +73), Tyrol (644, +76), Upper Austria (628, +121), Vienna (403, +53) and Vorarlberg (263, +48).

Sat. March 21, 2020, 18:45: Border closures with Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy and Germany implemented

Complete border closures all neighbours, Germany (58), Italy (47), Switzerland (30), Liechtenstein (11), Slovenia (51) and Hungary (43), with the exception of Slovakia, have been approved and have already been implemented.

Sat. March 21, 2020, 17:05: Number of infections in Austria increased to 2, 814, 8 deaths

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Austria increased to 2,814. That's 150 more compared with this morning and 611 more than yesterday morning.

Most cases are still in Tyrol with 575, followed by Upper Austria with 548, the Ministry of Health reports.

By federal states: Burgenland (54), Carinthia (83), Lower Austria (394), Upper Austria (548), Salzburg (185), Styria (388), Tyrol (575), Vorarlberg (228), Vienna (359).

Also, the first death in Lower Austria was confirmed today.

Eight deaths related to SARS-CoV-2 were confirmed, three in Vienna, three in Styria, one in Upper Austria and one in Lower Austria.

Sat. March 21, 2020, 13:00: Current key figures from Vienna - 359 diseases confirmed

The City of Vienna provides information on the current case numbers and other key figures on the Covid-19 virus:

As of Saturday, March 21, 2020, 1 p.m., 359 cases have been confirmed in Vienna.

Five persons are healthy and recovered.

The health hotline 1450 received 4,344 calls.

Fri. March 20, 2020, 14:30: Coronavirus measures upheld until Easter Monday

The initial restrictions shall be extended by three weeks. As Chancellor Kurz said at a press conference, the measures are to apply until Easter Monday, April 13, for the time being.

According to Kurz, the fight against the coronavirus is a marathon, which again called for perseverance.

Fri. March 20, 2020, 12:30: Number of infections in Austria increased to 2,203

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Austria increased to 2,203. That's 360 more than yesterday morning.

Most cases are still in Tyrol with 490, followed by Upper Austria with 399, the Ministry of Health reported.

By federal states: Burgenland (32, +11), Carinthia (63, +18), Lower Austria (317, +34), Salzburg (147, +37), Styria (299, +66), Tyrol (490, +53), Upper Austria (399, +54), Vienna (277, +46) and Vorarlberg (179, +41).

Seven deaths: Six deaths related to SARS-CoV-2 were considered confirmed, two in Vienna, three in Styria and one in Upper Austria. That's one more victim than yesterday. One death is still unconfirmed.

Thurs. March 19, 2020, 10:29: Tyrol Under Total Quarantine

The province of Tyrol with 1.8 million inhabitants has issued a quarantine regulation.

All 279 Tyrolean communities are now under quarantine and may "only be left when it is necessary to cover basic needs, to provide services of basic existence or to get to work".

Wed., March 18, 2020, 23:29: 750 Austrians Brought back Home by Plane

About 750 Austrians who were stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic have been flown back to Vienna in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry and two airlines.

Wed., March 18, 2020, 19:22: Austria will pump quasi unlimited amount of money into economy

The Austrian Government announced that an aid package of up to 38 billion euros will deal with the consequences of the coronavirus.

Wed., March 18, 2020, 18:30: Border controls with Germany

Minister of the Interior Nehammer informed today that Austria will reintroduce border controls, including health checks, to Germany starting tomorrow, Thursday. All "smaller" border crossings will be closed completely, similar to the strategy already in operation at the borders with Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Wed., March 18, 2020, 18:00: COVID-19 cases - Austria confirms 1,646 infections, 7 deaths

The number of confirmed infections  in Austria has increased to 1,646 cases. (This marks an increase of 134 cases since yesterday.)

Six deaths in Austria have been confirmed.

A seventh suspected Covid death, a 48-year-old woman in Vienna, has not yet been confirmed.

Broken down by province, the situation is as follows: Lower Austria (256), Vienna (209), Styria (220), Tyrol (382), Upper Austria (305), Salzburg (89), Burgenland (20), Vorarlberg (124) and Carinthia (41).

According to the Ministry of Health, 11,977 tests have been carried out nationwide so far.

Wed., March 18, 2020, 17:30: Lower Austria Update: 239 positive COVID-19 cases

Of 1,806 suspect cases tested in Lower Austria, 239 were positive (216 the day before). 192 cases are still being examined and are therefore open.

Tues., March 17, 2020, 17:30: Austria confirms 1,332 COVID-19 cases, 4th (suspected) COVID-19 death

Within hours, the number of cases increased by over 120 confirmed infections. The number of confirmed infections  in Austria has increased to 1,332 cases. (This marks an increase of 121 cases since morning.) Three deaths in Austria have been confirmed. A fourth suspected Covid death in Vienna, a 48-year-old woman, has not yet been confirmed. Broken down by province, the situation is as follows: Lower Austria (216), Vienna (166), Styria (171), Tyrol (328), Upper Austria (248), Salzburg (66), Burgenland (11), Vorarlberg (99) and Carinthia (27). According to the Ministry of Health, 10,278 tests have been carried out nationwide so far.

Tues., March 17, 2020, 17:19: The City of Vienna confirms 166 COVID-19 cases, 21,218 calls and 150 nose and throat swabs the previous day

Tues., March 17, 2020, 14:55: First COVID-19 Case at Vienna International Centre (VIC, UNO-City) Confirmed

The VIC Vienna International Centre (UNO-City) confirms the first case of coronavirus infection, according to which a person who was thought to have contracted influenza as early as 2 March is now infected with coronavirus after all.

Tues., March 17, 2020, 13:30: Austria confirms 1,148 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

The number of confirmed infections with the novel coronavirus in Austria has increased to 1,132 cases. (This marks an increase of 116 compared to the previous day.)

Three deaths are known, two in Vienna, and one in Styria.

According to the Ministry of Health, 10,278 tests have been carried out nationwide so far.

Broken down by province, the situation is as follows: Lower Austria (181), Vienna (130), Styria (145), Tyrol (275), Upper Austria (231), Salzburg (66), Burgenland (11), Vorarlberg (91) and Carinthia (18).

Tues., March 17, 2020, 12:33: Parking without a parking ticket is now permitted

The City of Vienna is lifting the existing short-term parking zone regulation for a limited period of time because many people are increasingly using their cars again for fear of infection with the coronavirus.

Tues., March 17, 2020, 11:55: Lower Austria Update: 181 positive COVID-19 cases

Of 1,482 suspect cases tested in Lower Austria, 1,155 were negative and 181 were positive (155 the day before). 146 cases are still being examined and are therefore open.

Mon., March 16, 2020, 18:23: Laudamotion Ceases Air Operations

Ryanair's Austrian subsidiary Laudamotion announced, that it will also cease flight operations with immediate effect.

Mon., March 16, 2020, 17:00: Austro-German carrier Austrian Airlines discontinues flight operations

AUA temporarily terminates all regular flight operations in a move in response to entry bans being imposed across the globe and a rapid decline in demand for air travel.

Mon., March 16, 2020, 12:45: Lower Austria: 1,260 suspected cases tested, 155 of which were positive, 39 are still under investigation

In Lower Austria, 1,260 people have been tested for coronavirus so far due to suspicion of coronavirus, as the Lower Austrian Medical Staff informs today. Of 1,260 suspected cases tested, 1,066 were negative, 155 - after 111 the day before - were positive. 39 are still under investigation and therefore open.

Mon., March 16, 2020, 10:00: 959 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Austria, 3 deaths

The number of confirmed infections with the novel coronavirus in Austria has increased to 959.

Three deaths are known, two in Vienna, of which one is still unconfirmed, and one death in Styria.

According to the Ministry of Health, 8,490 tests have been carried out nationwide so far.

Broken down by province, the situation is as follows: Lower Austria (150), Vienna (122), Styria (111), Tyrol (254), Upper Austria (196), Salzburg (54), Burgenland (10), Vorarlberg (55) and Carinthia (7).

Sun., March 15, 2020, 21:30: COVID-19 Bill Adopted by National Council and Federal Council

Both the National Council and the Federal Council today approved the major legislative package to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

Also the signing by the Federal President took already place this evening.

Sun., March 15, 2020, 17:00: Four United Nations organizations stationed in the UNO-City drastically tighten their regulations for employees

"All personnel based at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) or elsewhere in Austria are required to follow the Austrian Government’s latest urgent appeal to stay at home and not to meet anyone from now until Sunday 22 March."

Sun., March 15, 2020, 16:23: Suspension of travel with UK, Russia, the Netherlands and Ukraine

After Italy, Switzerland, Spain, France, Iran and parts of China, Austria is now also discontinuing air and rail traffic with Great Britain, the Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine.

Sun., March 15, 2020, 16:10: Current infection figures from Vienna - 122 infections confirmed

According to official information of the City of Vienna on the current case numbers of the Covid-19 virus, 122 infections have been confirmed in Vienna.

Yesterday, the Ärztefunkdienst carried out 120 nose and throat swabs for Covid-19 tests on persons showing the corresponding symptoms of the virus.

Also yesterday, the health hotline received 13,204 calls.

Sun., March 15, 2020, 14:24: Austria approves closure border crossings with Italy

The National Council adopted the plan to completely close 47 border crossings with Italy in order to ensure the maintenance of public safety.

Sun., March 15, 2020, 12:39: Tyrol orders curfew

The Province of Tyrol, where at least 300 people have been infected with the coronavirus so far, announced a "movement restriction".

Sun., March 15, 2020, 12:19: Coronavirus bill passed

Crisis management fund has been granted €4 billion. The law is the legal basis both for numerous restrictions on public life and for economic aid.

Sun., March 15, 2020, 11:51: Situation in Lower Austria: Increase of 29 positive cases since yesterday

In Lower Austria, 1,145 people have been tested so far due to a suspicion of the novel coronavirus.

Of these, 984 were negative, 111 - after 82 on the previous day - were positive. 50 are still being tested and are therefore open.

Sun., March 15, 2020, 11:41: Second coronavirus death in Vienna

It has been confirmed today, that a second person has died from COVID-19 disease in Vienna. It is alleged to be a 65-year-old man.

Sat. 23:33 Another Austrian ski ressort has been quarantined

Heiligenblut am Großglockner, a municipality in the district of Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia, has been quarantined today.

Two people who have been infected and three suspected cases are in domestic quarantine.

Sat. 17:10 Four billion euro stimulus package for the economy

The government today announced the provision of four billion euros for immediate measures to achieve three objectives: ensuring liquidity for companies, securing jobsand support for hardship cases.

Sat. 16:23 Scandinavia tourists with corona infection after vacation in Austria

Hundreds of Norwegian and Danish tourists were infected in a bar in Ischgl, where a bar keeper had carried the virus, the ORF reports.

Sat. 13:38 Coronavirus: Current infection figures from Vienna - 85 infections confirmed

According to official information of the City of Vienna on the current case numbers of the Covid-19 virus, 85 infections have been confirmed in Vienna.

Yesterday, Friday, the Medical Radio Service carried out 120 nose and throat swabs for Covid-19 tests on persons showing the corresponding symptoms of the virus.

Also yesterday, Friday, the health hotline received 16,207 calls.

Sat. 12:55 Austrian embassies and consulates suspend the issue of visas

The Austrian diplomatic missions worldwide suspend the processing of visas.

Sat. 11:55 Coronavirus crisis: Four billion euro package of measures for the economy

At a press conference the Austrian government cancelled the budgetary "zero deficit" for 2020 and announced the provision of four billion euros for immediate measures for three objectives.

1. ensuring liquidity for companies 
2. securing jobs
3. support for hardship cases

Sat. 11:40 Lower Austria: 897 suspect cases tested, 82 of which were positive, increase of 19 cases

In Lower Austria, a total of 897 persons have been tested so far on suspicion of the novel coronavirus.

Of these, 726 were negative, 82 were positive and 89 are currently being tested and therefore still open.

The number of positive tests in Lower Austria has increased from 63 to 82 compared to yesterday.

Fri 20:30 Federal President addressed the population

Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen addressed the population. In his TV address, the Federal President appealed to cohesion and called on the population to take the recommendations of the government and experts seriously.

"Yes, we are in a serious situation. The Corona crisis affects us all. and it cuts deeply into our daily lives." "Your consideration today can save the lives of your loved ones tomorrow!"

"We have to get through this situation together", he said.

The aim is to slow down the spread of the virus so that the health system can continue to function.

Fri. 19:23 Current key figures from Vienna

The City of Vienna provides the following information: As of 13 March 2020, 74 infections have been confirmed in Vienna. 3 persons have recovered. The Medical Radio Service carried out 131 nose and throat swabs for Covid-19 tests on persons showing the corresponding symptoms of the virus.The health hotline received 8,106 calls.

Fri. 17:13 Austria also suspends traffic with Switzerland, Spain and France

In addition to Italy, air and rail traffic to Switzerland, Spain and France will now be discontinued. The highest travel warning (security level 6) now applies to 6 countries: Italy, Iran, parts of China, Switzerland, Spain and France.

Fri. 16:04 Federal President addresses the population via TV

With a thirteen-day delay after Vindobona.org has called for this to be done, Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen finally wants to address the population today.

Van der Bellen intends to address the population this evening at 7.30 p.m. local time in a TV address on the coronavirus crisis.

The Federal President will appeal to "cohesion and urge people to comply with the measures announced by the government".

Fr. 14:30 Social life in Austria is reduced to a minimum

The government has announced in a press conference that from Monday "social life will be reduced to a minimum".

This is necessary to protect above all older and vulnerable people from the coronavirus.

Many shops will close on Monday. Schools and public institutions will be or remain closed as well.

Fri. 14:00 Ski resorts in Tyrol closed and under quarantine

With immediate effect, two tourism areas in Tyrol affected by the coronavirus have been quarantined for two weeks.

The affected areas are St. Anton am Arlberg and the Paznaun valley (incl. Ischgl and Galtür).

Fri. 13:20 Interior Minister: No curfews planned

Interior Minister Karl Nehammer reassured on radio (Ö1-Mittagsjournal) in advance of an expected government announcement that neither a curfew would be imposed nor would all shops close.

Fri. 12:50 Austria has 422 confirmed cases, one death

Confirmed cases by federal states: Lower Austria (63), Vienna (74), Styria (38), Tyrol (132), Upper Austria (68), Salzburg (20), Burgenland (6), Vorarlberg (17) and Carinthia (4).

Thurs. 23:30 Travel Warning from the Foreign Ministry for Austrians to Return to Austria as Long as Still Possible

High Security Risk - Austria's Foreign Minister Schallenberg has raised the travel warning for all countries worldwide to "high security risk" (security level 4 of 6). He is calling for citizens to return to Austria as long as there are still opportunities for return travel.

Thurs. 19:01 The Vienna International Centre Sends Staff to Work from Home

The VIC (UNO-City) is intensifying its security measures against the coronavirus. All employees of the organizations based at the VIC are to work from home.

Thurs. 11:01 Austria Reports First Death from COVID-19

The first death in Austria due to the coronavirus was reported from Vienna today. A 69-year-old man died last night in the Kaiser-Franz-Josef Hospital.

Thurs. 10:03 Lower Austria: 704 suspected cases tested so far, 51 of them positive

A total of 704 persons have been tested for the novel coronavirus in Lower Austria so far.

A total of 636 persons have been tested negative, 51 positive and 17 are currently being tested and therefore still open.

The number of positive tests in Lower Austria has thus increased from 45 to 51 compared to yesterday.

Of the total of 51 confirmed cases, 49 are in domestic quarantine, two in hospital. One of them is undergoing inpatient treatment in Vienna, another patient is currently undergoing intensive medical treatment at the UKH St. Pölten. He was admitted yesterday with a different medical indication and was also tested positive for the coronavirus during the course of the examinations. All persons who had contact with this patient were immediately notified and are now in home quarantine.

Wed. 21:30 Fifty corona infections in Upper Austria

The federal state of Upper Austria confirms 50 cases of corona virus infections.

Wed. 19:15 Current key figures from Vienna: 50 confirmed cases, 4,998 calls, 106 Covid-19 tests

As of today, 50 cases have been confirmed in Vienna.

Yesterday, the Ärztefunkdienst carried out 106 nose and throat swabs for Covid-19 tests on persons showing the corresponding symptoms of the virus.

The health hotline received 4,998 calls.

Wed. 18:00 Confirmed cases in Austria: 246

Confirmed cases by federal states: Lower Austria (45), Vienna (50), Styria (25), Tyrol (57), Upper Austria (35), Salzburg (14), Burgenland (4), Vorarlberg (13) and Carinthia (3).

Tests carried out so far in Austria: 5,362

Wed. 14:40 Current information from Lower Austria - 637 suspected cases tested so far, 45 of them positive

The Lower Austrian Sanitary Staff informed about the current case numbers of the novel coronavirus:

A total of 637 persons have been tested for the novel coronavirus in Lower Austria so far.

A total of 584 persons have been tested negative, 45 positive and 8 are currently being tested and therefore still open.

The number of positive tests in Lower Austria has thus increased from 40 to 45 compared to yesterday.

Wed. 10:21 Slump in passenger volume at Vienna International Airport

Since the outbreak of the corona virus, the number of passengers at Vienna International Airport has dropped sharply.

The airport has now published the latest figures: So far in March, there has been a decline in passenger numbers of around 30 percent compared to the same period last year.

Wed. 09:45 Sharp rise from 157 to 206 within a few hours

COVID-19 infections by federal states: Lower Austria (45), Vienna (50), Styria (18), Tyrol (37), Upper Austria (28), Salzburg (11), Burgenland (4), Vorarlberg (12) and Carinthia (1).

Tues. 13:52 Tests carried out so far in Austria: 5026 - Confirmed cases: 157

Confirmed cases, as of 10.03.2020: 157 cases, by federal states:  Lower Austria (39), Vienna (43), Styria (17), Tyrol (27), Upper Austria (13), Salzburg (10), Burgenland (4), Vorarlberg (3) and Carinthia (1).

Tues. 11:30 Government declares drastic measures because of coronavirus

For the first time, the government has announced drastic measures in the fight against the coronavirus.

Entry ban from Italy, partial suspension of air and train traffic, cancellation of events, suspension of teaching at universities and technical colleges.

Tues. 11:19 Coronavirus: Current situation in Lower Austria - 574 suspected cases tested so far, 39 of them positive

According to the Lower Austrian Sanitary Staff today, Tuesday, a total of 574 persons have been tested in Lower Austria to date on suspicion of the novel coronavirus.

Of these, 529 were negative, 39 were positive and 6 are currently being tested and therefore still open.

Thus, the number of positive tests in Lower Austria has increased from 36 to 39 compared to yesterday.
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Mon. 21:15 Corona virus: Current key figures from Vienna

The City of Vienna informs as of 9 March 2020, that 33 infections have been confirmed in Vienna.

Yesterday, the medical radio service (Ärztefunkdienst) carried out 72 nose and throat swabs for Covid-19 tests on persons showing the corresponding symptoms of the virus, and the health hotline received 1,682 calls.

Mon. 15:07 Current situation in Lower Austria: 538 suspected cases tested so far, 36 of which were positive

The Lower Austrian medical staff provided the following information: A total of 538 persons have been tested for the novel coronavirus in Lower Austria so far.

A total of 484 were tested negative, 36 positive and 18 are currently under investigation and therefore still open.

The number of positive tests in Lower Austria has thus increased from 31 to 36 compared to yesterday.

Mon. 09:57 Number of persons infected with Coronavirus in Austria rises to 112

According to the Ministry of Health, more than 4,700 tests for the novel coronavirus have been carried out in Austria to date.

A total of 112 people have tested positive: Lower Austria (36), Vienna (33), Styria (10), Tyrol (9), Upper Austria (9), Salzburg (8), Burgenland (4), Vorarlberg (2) and Carinthia (1).

Sun. 22:10 Health checks on entry from Italy to Tyrol

From Monday onwards, there will be selective health checks on entry (by motorway, provincial road or train) from Italy to Tyrol (Brenner Pass, borders at Sillian in East Tyrol and at the Reschen Pass).

Sun. 17:00 Health Ministry confirms 102 infections in Austria

By Sunday 8 March, 17.00 Vienna time, there were 4,509 tests in Austria and 102 people tested positive, 32 of them in Vienna, 31 in Lower Austria, eight in Styria, eight in Tyrol, seven in Upper Austria, seven in Salzburg, four in Burgenland and one each in Carinthia and Vorarlberg.

Sun. 11:06 Lower Austria: 496 suspected cases tested so far, 31 of them positive

The Lower Austrian Sanitary Staff informs about the current case numbers of the novel coronavirus as follows: A total of 496 persons have been tested for the novel coronavirus in Lower Austria so far.

A total of 454 have been tested negative, 31 positive and 11 are currently being tested and therefore still open.

The number of positive tests in Lower Austria has thus increased from 23 to 31 compared to yesterday.

Sat. 18:30 Number of persons infected with coronavirus in Austria rises to 81

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Austria has risen to 81 as of Saturday evening. This is according to the Ministry of Health. That is 17 more than the previous day.

In the course of the day, two further cases in Styria and five further cases in Vienna were added. Yesterday evening the first case in Burgenland was confirmed.

Sat. 11:30 Further rapid increase in Lower Austria

A total of 438 people have been tested for the novel coronavirus in Lower Austria so far.  A total of 404 were tested negative, 23 positive and 11 are currently being tested and therefore still open. The number of positive tests in Lower Austria has thus increased from 15 to 23 compared to the previous day.

Sat. 08:08 Announcement from the Federal Government: Further flight bans have now been imposed

To contain the coronavirus, direct flights from Austria to Iran, South Korea and the northern Italian airports of Bologna and Milan will be discontinued in the next two weeks. Passengers from third countries require a medical certificate.

Fri. 10:30 Health Ministry confirms 47 infections in Austria

So far there have been 4,000 tests in Austria, 47 of which were positive. Confirmed cases: Vienna (17), Lower Austria (15), Styria (4), Tyrol (4), Salzburg (4), Vorarlberg (1), Upper Austria (1) and Carinthia (1).

Thurs. 20:48 So far 42 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Austria

In Austria, 42 confirmed cases have been reported so far: Vienna (16), Lower Austria (13), Styria (4), Tyrol (3), Salzburg (4), Vorarlberg (1) and Carinthia (1).

Thurs. 18:31 First confirmed Corona case in Vorarlberg

As of today, Vorarlberg has a first confirmed case of corona disease.

It concerns a 29-year-old man, who supposedly got infected during a stay in "Vienna".

The investigation of contact persons is ongoing. His general condition is good, everything points to a mild course of the disease.

Thurs. 16:50 First coronavirus case confirmed in Carinthia

The Carinthian health advisor confirms that a 28-year-old woman has probably contracted the disease in Vienna from a woman returning home from a holiday in Italy. The symptoms are mild so far.

Thurs. 12:21 Austria confirms 37 infections

So far there have been 3,711 tests in Austria, 37 of which were positive - 16 confirmed cases in Vienna, 12 in Lower Austria, four in Styria, two in Tyrol and three in Salzburg, was confirmed today by the Austrian Ministry of Health.

Thurs. 11:30 3,700 corona tests performed

The Ministry of Health announces that 3,700 tests have now been carried out, some 600 more than the day before.

Thurs. 09:55 Dramatic 140% increase in Lower Austria

To date, 362 suspect cases have been tested, 12 of them positive. A further 7 positive cases alone were added in the last 4 hours.

According to the Lower Austrian Sanitary Staff, a total of 362 persons have been tested in Lower Austria to date on suspicion of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Of these, 328 were negative, 12 were positive and 22 are currently being tested and therefore still open.

This means that the number of positive tests in Lower Austria has now increased from five to twelve compared to yesterday. The seven other positive cases, like the cases already confirmed, also come from the district of Korneuburg. They are contact persons of a previously confirmed case. All of them have already been and are now still in domestic quarantine.

Wed. 19:35 Israel Issues Entry Ban for Austrians

Israel has announced, that it will impose an entry ban on all travellers coming from Austria as of 6 March 2020.

Wed. 13:41 Austrian Ministry of the Interior confirms 27 infections in Austria

So far there have been 3,138 tests in Austria, 27 of which were positive - 15 confirmed cases in Vienna, five in Lower Austria, three in Styria, two in Tyrol and two in Salzburg, was confirmed today by the Austrian Ministry of the Interior.

Wed. 11:13 Situation in Lower Austria: 306 negative, 5 positive, 22 open

So far, a total of 333 persons have been tested in Lower Austria. Of these, 306 were negative, five were positive and 22 are currently still open, stated the government of Lower Austria in connection with the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Tues. 20:10 Coronavirus was the topic at the Palamanent

Since this afternoon, temperature measurements are again being taken at Vienna International Airport (Flughafen Wien-Schwechat) for direct flights from Iran and South Korea. A total of five flights per week are affected.

Tues. 16:50 Coronavirus was the topic at the Palamanent

The latest developments concerning the coronavirus were the dominant topic of today's debate in the Health Committee of the Austrian Parliament.

Tues. 15:49 Situation in Lower Austria: 309 negative, 3 positive, 25 open

So far, a total of 309 persons have been tested in Lower Austria. Of these, 281 were negative, three were positive and 25 are currently still open, stated the government of Lower Austria in connection with the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Tues. 11:41 Health Minister confirms 21 infections in Austria

In a press statement on the current situation of the corona virus in Austria and the outlook for the next few days, Health Minister Anschober announced that with 3 further infections the current level of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Austria has risen to twenty-one (21).

Tues. 09:59 Current situation: 2,120 tests in Austria, 18 of which were positive

"Currently there are 18 confirmed cases of corona virus in Austria, nine confirmed cases in Vienna, two in Tyrol, two in Lower Austria, two in Salzburg and three in Styria. A total of 2,120 tests were carried out," confirmed the Ministry of Health.

Mon. 22:48 City of Vienna has set up a care centre for affected tourists

Positively tested patients who do not have the possibility of a suitable home quarantine in the Vienna area (e.g. tourists, trade fair and conference visitors) now have 58 care places available.

Mon. 20:03 Austrian Airlines Cancels Further Flights to Italy, China and Iran Still Suspended

Airline Austrian Airlines is cancelling 40 percent of its flights to Italy in March and April. Flights to Tehran (Iran) will continue to be suspended until 30 April 2020 and flights to Beijing and Shanghai (China) until 24 April 2020.

Mon. 19:35 Situation in Lower Austria: 268 negative, 2 positive, 10 open

According to the Lower Austrian Sanitary Staff, a total of 280 persons have been tested in Lower Austria to date on suspicion of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Of these, 268 were negative, two were positive and 10 are still open.

Mon. 19:20 Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 3,000

Europe raises alert level: There was a 50% increase in cases in Italy yesterday, a significant jump in cases in Germany on Monday, and the Louvre remains closed in Paris as cases rise in France.

Mon. 18:59 Death toll in neighboring Italy has risen by 18 over the past 24 hours to 52

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has risen by 18 over the past 24 hours to 52, the Civil Protection Agency said on Monday.

The accumulative number of cases in the country which has been hardest hit by the virus in Europe totalled 2036, up from 1,694 on Sunday.

Mon. 13:10 Salzburg: 18 hotel employees in quarantine

As of today, in the city of Salzburg, 18 employees of two hotels are in quarantine because of suspected coronavirus.

Mon. 12:30 Vienna has its 9th corona virus patient

Nine confirmed cases of the corona virus are currently known in Vienna. The new patient is a man. Where he was infected is still being investigated.

Mon. 11:59 Current situation: 2,120 tests in Austria, 16 of which were positive

"Currently there are 16 confirmed cases of corona virus in Austria, nine confirmed cases in Vienna, two in Tyrol, two in Lower Austria, two in Salzburg and one in Styria. Another case is in the final stages of clarification. A total of 2,120 tests were carried out," confirmed the Ministry of Health today.

Sun. 20:50 COVID-19 Alarm: Vienna International School temporarily closed

The VIS will be closed on Monday and Tuesday due to coronavirus.

Sun. 17:00 Emergency Medical Services in Vienna: Up to 2000 Calls per Day

The medical crisis management team of the City of Vienna informes, that the "Ärztefunkdienst" has recorded a five-to-seven-fold increase in the frequency of calls.

Sun. 14:15 Situation in Lower Austria: 241 negative, 2 positive, 20 open

According to the Lower Austrian Sanitary Staff, a total of 263 persons have been tested in Lower Austria to date on suspicion of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Of these, 241 were negative, two were positive and 20 are still open.

Sun. 11:56 Four new COVID-19 infection cases confirmed in Vienna

The task force of the Ministry of the Interior of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Interior has confirmed 4 new COVID-19 infection cases in Vienna.

This means that 14 out of 1,826 tests in Austria proved positive.

Sat. 19:30 Ärztefunkdienst: A total of 140 persons were examined at home in Vienna

With a current capacity of the Doctor's radio service (Ärztefunkdienst) of 1000 examinations per day, about 140 people have been examined until this evening, the president of the Vienna Medical Association told TV channel "Wien heute".

Sat. 17:40 Fear: First Hoarding Purchases in Austria

Durable products such as noodles, rice, instant soups and beans are in particularly high demand. Respirators are already sold out.

Sat. 16:02 Meanwhile 10 confirmed cases of disease in Austria

The number of people infected with the coronavirus in Austria has risen to a total of ten by Saturday afternoon: 4x Vienna, 2x Tyrol, 2x Lower Austria, 2x Styria.

Sat. 13:40 Ministry of the Interior: 1,649 tests in Austria, 9 of them positive

The Austrian Ministry of Health confirms, that "At present there are nine confirmed cases of corona virus in Austria, four confirmed cases in Vienna, two in Tyrol, two in Lower Austria and one in Styria",

Sat. 11:02 First two confirmed cases in the province of Lower Austria

The Office of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria has confirmed two cases in Lower Austria.

"A married couple from the Korneuburg district tested positive for the coronavirus in the night from Friday to Saturday", the Provincial Government announced. "The woman was tested and is currently in the hospital Kaiser Franz-Joseph-Spital (SMZ Süd). The man who was also tested shows mild symptoms, has received a notification for home quarantine and is staying at home in the Korneuburg district in accordance with the decree of the Ministry of Health. The children are healthy."

Sat. 10:21 Meeting Kurz - Trump postponed

Trump postpones meeting with Chancellor Kurz - he is "not entirely unhappy" about it.

Because of the current coronavirus situation in the US, President Donald Trump has cancelled a meeting with his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz.

This was confirmed by the Federal Chancellery on the radio station of Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF).

Furthermore, the report says that the cancelation in the Federal Chancellery "is not completely unhappy, since the days are very intensive because of the coronavirus.

Fri. 23:09 First confirmed case in the province of Styria

Styria has reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus infection in a statement.

Fri. 19:06 Further infection: Domestic quarantine for students and teachers

On Friday evening the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) reported that there has been a sixth infection with the coronavirus in Lower Austria.

The son of an already infected Viennese couple tested positive. At the school of the 15-year-old in Hollabrunn, Lower Austria, precautionary measures are now in place.

Four teachers and 23 pupils are to be placed in domestic quarantine.

Fri. 10:06 Affected people in Vienna are cared for at home

The City of Vienna has presented an emergency plan for Vienna in dealing with the corona virus.

From now on, the Ärztefunkdienst 141 (medical radio service) will be on duty 24 hours a day. The doctors will take over the initial diagnosis and initial care at home.

Thurs. 22:22 Coronavirus Summit: Population to Participate in Containment

In a meeting of Chancellor Kurz, Health Minister Anschober and Interior Minister Nehammer with the state governors in the Federal Chancellery, it is said that agreement was reached on uniform nationwide guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus.

Thurs. 19:06 Already three confirmed cases in Vienna

In total, three coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Vienna today.

In addition to the above-mentioned patient, a married couple had already tested positive by the evening.

According to the Vienna Hospital Association, their two children also show symptoms of the disease.

Thurs. 18:49 What to do in case of suspected infection?

If you suspect that you are infected with the coronavirus, you should not go directly to a surgery or outpatient clinic.

If an infection is suspected, those affected should clarify the further procedure via the Austrian health number 1450.

Alternatively you can call the coronavirus hotline of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), which is available around the clock under the toll-free number 0800 555 621 seven days a week from 0-24 hours.

Thurs. 17:45 Coronavirus was a topic of discussion in the National Council today

The aim of all measures is to contain the virus and prevent its spread. Health and Interior Ministers strongly opposed scare-mongering and called for joint efforts to meet the challenge. Minister of Health Anschober and Minister of the Interior Nehammer informed about the latest developments, emphasizing national coordination, international cooperation and the information and personal responsibility of the population.

Thurs. 14:45 Coronavirus-infected patient has been lying in hospital for 10 days

Later today it became known that the patient who tested positive this morning has already been in hospital for ten days.

For safety reasons, three departments in the hospital have been closed.

In another case there was a very high suspicion of infection.

Thurs. 13:25 Three confirmed cases in Austria

According to the Ministry of Social Affairs, 445 coronavirus tests have so far been carried out throughout Austria.

In 3 cases the virus was officially confirmed.

There have been no deaths yet.

Thurs. 10:53 First Confirmed Case in Vienna

The Health City Councillor of Vienna confirmed the first case of infection with the novel coronavirus. The victim is a 72-year-old man.

Wed. 20:45 p.m. Coronavirus suspicions: Partial clearance in Tyrol, about 100 tests are negative, but twelve people still in quarantine

For about 100 people in Tyrol there is an all-clear signal. Twelve people remained in quarantine, however. After a total of 62 swab samples were taken yesterday, Tuesday, at the workplace of the sick persons as a result of two coronavirus infections, and a further three samples were taken in the social environment, the test results have now arrived from the Virological Institute: All results are negative - there is currently no further coronavirus disease. "Taking into account the possible incubation period, the 14-day quarantine, which has been in effect since Sunday and is monitored by the police, continues to apply to the twelve close contact persons - including colleagues and people from the social environment".

In addition, around 30 further tests carried out confirm that no coronavirus disease is present. These swab samples were taken from other people who had been in the affected risk regions, such as northern Italy, within the last 14 days and who exhibited corresponding disease symptoms - for example flu-like symptoms.

In Tyrol, the first cases of coronavirus in Austria had occurred the day before.

Wed. 18:00 BMI - Ministry of the Interior - Federal Ministry of the Interior: Current situation regarding the corona virus - So far 321 tests in Austria, 2 positive

At the situation meeting held within the framework of the coordination of the State Crisis and Disaster Management in the Emergency Response and Coordination Centre (EKC) of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the situation regarding the corona virus in Austria was analysed across departments.

So far, 321 tests have been carried out in Austria, 2 of which were positive; currently 23 people are in quarantine in Austria. The Federal Chancellor and the Federal Ministers of the Interior and Health were also personally present at today's meeting.

In the case of a suspected case of a possibly infected teacher in Vienna, blocking measures had to be taken at short notice in a school. These were standard measures in coordination with the provincial education and health directorate in order to carry out the necessary tests. The aim was to ensure that unauthorised persons neither entered nor left the building during the investigation. In the early afternoon, the task force was able to give the all-clear and cancel the measures. Normal conditions have been restored.

A death with suspected corona virus in an apartment building in Bad Kleinkirchheim was reported from Carinthia. An Italian woman had suddenly suffered from shortness of breath around midnight and died while still in the apartment despite resuscitation by rescue workers. In the meantime, the all-clear could be given in this case as well.

The two 24-year-old infected persons are a couple from the Bergamo area who had travelled to Innsbruck by car on 21 February 2020. The 24-year-old woman lives in Tyrol and works in a hotel as a receptionist. The two Italians were isolated in the Innsbruck clinic and are currently under observation. All persons concerned are behaving extremely cooperatively. On the part of the state of Tyrol, information on places where the two infected persons have been found will be published today, following precise surveys.

Deployment and coordination center at the BMI - Ministry of the Interior

The Federal Ministry of the Interior is responsible for the coordination of government crisis and disaster management; the Emergency Response and Coordination Centre (EKC) is the central 24/7 information, communication and coordination platform. Since December 2019, the staff has been collecting all essential information on the corona virus around the clock in order to coordinate the necessary measures. Since January 2020, situation pictures have also been continuously compiled across all departments.

Wed. 16:54 Suspected case of coronavirus: All-clear at the VIC (UNO-City)

In the late afternoon the all-clear was given. The patient tested negative for the virus. As a precautionary measure, four more employees were sent home.

The Vienna International Centre (VIC) Medical Service has provided the following update.

"The suspected case involving a UN staff member was evaluated in an Austrian hospital today and diagnosed as not being a COVID-19 case. While this case is now considered closed, the VIC Medical Service and the VIC-Based Organizations will continue to closely monitor the situation."