The WHO declares the spread of the coronavirus a pandemic. The Austrian Federal Government announces that schools are to be closed.
The Vienna Marathon (19.04.2020) is cancelled and Tyrol prohibits visits to hospitals.
2020-03-13: Friday the 13th
Several areas in Tyrol are quarantined.
The "Messe Wien" is converted into a temporary hospital. In case the Viennese hospitals are overloaded, it should be possible to accommodate lighter cases of COVID 19 patients there.
From Monday April 16th a general exit restriction will apply in Austria, with few exceptions. Shops will remain closed. Only system relevant stores may remain open.
The first two positively tested corona cases occur in the Salzburg University Hospital.
The government of Salzburg decides to close all hotels and guest houses in the province.
In a rapid procedure, the first Corona law package is passed in the Austrian Parliament.
Strict restrictions are decided: you are only allowed to leave your own house for 4 reasons: to buy groceries, to go to work, to help other people and for a walk.
In the evening international air traffic to and from Austria is largely suspended.
This is it: in my lifetime we are on the very edge of the first lockdown in Austria.