Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is starting in the country, APA reports.
The politician noted that the number of cases of infection is growing every day. If two weeks ago the daily increase in cases was about 350 people, now more than 850 new infections are being registered per day.
According to Kurz, "the most dramatic" situation is developing in the capital, Vienna. This city accounts for 50% of all new infections in Austria.
“And soon we will reach the mark of 1,000 new infections per day,” he predicted.
The Chancellor urged citizens of the country to comply with all security measures, including wearing masks, keeping distance and, if possible, minimizing contact with other people.
According to Kurz, autumn and winter are expected to be difficult in Austria, but next summer should be "mostly normal".
We will remind, on Friday, the country's authorities announced tougher measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, answering a question about the possibility of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, said that one must be prepared for different options.