Update 16/3

Coronavirus update  March 16 2020 ***  Information in Deutsch siehe unten ***  Dear all, At IST Austria no further cases have been registered since Friday evening.  For updates on the national figures please refer to the official page of the health ministry: www.sozialministerium.at/Informationen-zum-Coronavirus/Neuartiges-Coronavirus-(2019-nCov).html.  The strict measures announced yesterday by the Austrian government have been implemented as Read More …

Update 3/13

Coronavirus update  March 13 2020 ***  Information in Deutsch siehe unten ***  Dear all, As of today, 504 COVID-19 cases were reported (82 in Vienna, 63 in Lower Austria) in Austria, with six recoveries and no further death since yesterday. The central intention of the procedures announced by the Austrian government this afternoon is to further reduce social contacts as far as Read More …

Update 3/11

WHO has just declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic to urge national governments to take more drastic measures to contain the virus spread. The Austrian government has announced its containment strategy and related measures already yesterday, followed by more detailed information regarding school closures today (more information about schools will follow tomorrow when we Read More …

Update 3/10

As of today there are 182 confirmed cases in Austria (43 in Vienna, 40 in Lower Austria). Many of you will have followed the announcements of the Austrian government. For those who haven’t we want to briefly summarize the main points that Chancellor Kurz made in today’s press conference: All public events with more than Read More …

Update 3/9

The management team and the “Coronavirus Task Force” (Lead: Barbara Abraham – Academic Affairs; Georg Schneider – Managing Director; Michael Sixt – Vice President; Susanne Wertheimer-Wiegel – Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and domain experts) decided today to cancel all public events on campus until after Easter and to postpone them to a later date Read More …