After making it through spring and summer quite well, the This article is updated on an ongoing basis. 6. August 2020 In late 2019, the first cases of an unknown disease (soon to be called Corona) appeared in Wuhan, China. The rapid spread of the disease, which caused severe symptoms and deaths in some infected people, quickly led to hospital overload. This disease spread at lightning speed across all continents... [...] cases began to rise significantly again in the autumn. A second Corona wave has been building up – this has been widely expected, but not to come as early as autumn.
Thus, Austria was sent into a “soft” lockdown starting on 3 November and then into a “hard” lockdown from 17 November to 6 December. While kindergartens, schools up to the junior high school level, shops, hairdressers and the like were still open from 3 November, they also had to close from 17 November. Bars, hotels, museums, cinemas, gyms, restaurants and cafés were closed from 3 November, all events were suspended, a night-time curfew was imposed, and only shops offering goods “to meet daily needs” remained open.
On 7 December, shops were allowed to reopen, although the number of daily new cases and Corona deaths ( those who died from and with Covid) remained very high.
For me, this lockdown was almost routine, this time I stayed in Vienna and again spent a lot of time within my own four walls.