The capital of Austria, Vienna, takes “Easter dormancy” seriously, that is, complete locking for epidemiological reasons.
It has been announced that police controls will be set up at the exits from the city.
As of tomorrow, the lock is in force in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland, which envisages not only the closure of all shops, except for food, pharmacies, drugstores, but also a full-time curfew.
While these measures will be in force in Lower Austria and Burgenland until April 6, Vienna will implement them, as it has now been announced, until April 11.
As the lock is limited to the eastern part of Austria, the Viennese authorities are introducing strict controls at the exits from the city so that citizens do not go to another province that is “open”.
According to the current decree, citizens are allowed to leave Vienna only if they go to visit their family or, for example, for a walk. It is forbidden to travel to another province where shops are open.
For now, it is unclear what the controls will look like, and one thing is for sure, they will be sporadic even at the most important hubs. There will also be controls on highways and civilian patrols. During the control, the citizen must prove that he did not violate the regulation.
If someone violates the epidemiological regulation, it can cost him 100 euros, or he can get a report that is much more expensive.