Government is considering sealing off Tyrol because of coronavirus mutations

Vienna – The spread of the South African mutation of the coronavirus in Tyrol could lead to the isolation of individual areas. It is also not ruled out that the entire country will be quarantined: The government is currently examining all options with experts, as the APA learned from informed circles on Thursday. Health Minister Rudolf Anschober (Greens) described the situation in Tyrol as serious before. An advisor to the federal government, the virologist Dorothee von Laer from the Med-Uni Innsbruck, also took the view in interviews that the state of Tyrol should be isolated for one month in view of the appearance of new local corona variants.

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