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Mass tests: Governors are for the second round in early January

At the provincial governor’s conference it was also discussed that more tests should be carried out in the future, “especially for particularly endangered groups and regions,” said Kaiser. After the second planned mass test, it should then be possible to carry out tests yourself at home. The test tools are currently being certified and are expected to be available in February 2021, Kaiser said at a press conference broadcast online.

As for further openings or tightening, Kaiser thinks that the seven-day incidence could be “a very important measure”. One could also use mass tests in the future if there are regions with a particularly high seven-day incidence.

In Carinthia, the mass tests for the entire population will be carried out on the weekend from December 11th to 13th. 143 test stations with 321 test lines are planned in the 132 municipalities. “There will be at least 7,500 people in action,” said the regional councilor Daniel Fellner (SPÖ). A total of around 90,000 hours of work will be done this weekend, some by volunteers, some by community workers who work overtime. Medical staff are to be paid 45 euros per hour.

32,000 FFP 2 or FFP 3 masks, 1.7 million pairs of gloves and 300,000 test kits are available for the mass tests at the weekend in Carinthia.

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