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Description of the measures taken to achieve “social distancing” (curfew, lockdown, mandatory shop closures, duration etc.) and how these measures are accepted by the public

Austrian government has taken a series of measures to prevent the spread of the virus:

  • Closure of businesses by public authorities (e.g. restaurants, bars, etc.);
  • Appeal to work from home (if possible);
  • Cancellation of major events;
  • Restriction of freedom of movement: People shall only leave their homes for special occasions (e.g. short walks, grocery shopping, etc.).
  • Obligatory wearing of face masks;

In general, the measures are accepted by the public and most people obey the prementioned restrictions. Police monitors adherence and imposes fines on those, who don’t.