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Germany to impose travel ban from parts of Czech Republic and Austria
Germany to impose travel ban from parts of Czech Republic and Austria
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Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has announced that Germany will impose a travel ban from Austria's province Tyrol and "border regions of the Czech Republic" in an effort to curb the spread of more potent Covid-19 mutations. Tyrol has seen an increase in new infections of the 501.V2 variant that was first detected in South Africa.

“The states of Bavaria and Saxony today asked the government to class Tyrol and the border regions of the Czech Republic as virus mutation areas, and to implement border controls,” so Seehofer. “That has been agreed with the (German) chancellor and the vice-chancellor.”

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Covid-19 patient gets fined €10,800 for repeated breach of mandatory quarantine in Austria

The Austrian Innsbruck Regional court has imposed a fine of €10,800 on a 54-year-old woman from Germany. The woman had previously tested positive for Covid-19 and broken her mandatory quarantine. The police in Schwaz in the region of Tyrol had warned her three times before filing a formal complaint. As a consequence she then has been charged for deliberately exposing people to communicable diseases.