VIENNA (AP) – Austria has announced a series of new measures aimed at slowing the spread of the omicron variant, including closing restaurants earlier and imposing stricter entry requirements from other countries. countries where this variant has prevailed. Katharina Reich, co-leader of the country’s novel coronavirus crisis team, said after a meeting between national leaders and state governors that “omicrons present us with the next epidemiological challenge.” Starting December 27, restaurants must close at 10 p.m., including on New Year’s Eve, and restrictions will apply to large gatherings. Austria is also adding Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway to its list of “virus variant regions”, which come with stricter entry requirements.
https://kesq.com/news/2021/12/22/austria-tamps-down-new-years-eve-parties-to-fight-omicron/ Austria cuts back on New Year’s Eve parties to fight omicron