How to make a guest house visit safe: the government’s new test strategy

Afraid of infection? Chancellor and Minister of Tourism present today a test strategy that should make visits to inns safe.

History has become sadly famous: a waiter in one Ski bar in Ischgl unknowingly became a super spreader. International guests at “Kitzloch “wore that virus subsequently to their home countries, making it in half Europe Infection chains with Tyrolean origin existed.

After the lockdown in Austria is the gastronomy reopened since May 15th, but guests stay away. Many innkeepers report a hesitant start to business.

Subdued desire to consume

One reason for this is surely to be found in the economic uncertainty 1.3 million short-time workers and half a million unemployed as well as general concerns about how the economy will continue to dampen consumer spending.

Another reason for the reluctance of guests could be fear infection be, for example, see Ischgl, in front of inn staff who unknowingly become virus carriers. It is known that many infected people have no symptoms or are contagious before they experience any symptoms.

Tests against unwitting distribution

The wants this source of danger government with a new one Test strategy to encounter. chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Minister of Tourism Elisabeth Köstinger inform about it today at 12 o’clock.

The Test strategy should also help prevent a second wave when the holiday season begins and the hotels are open from May 29th.

President of the Chamber of Commerce Harald Mahrer also takes part in the press conference.


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