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The third week with noticeable cuts to slow the spread of the corona virus is coming to an end. The situation remains tense for Styrians: unemployment has reached a record level. From Monday, April 6th, masks will be required in supermarkets. We keep you again all day long today about what’s going on in Styria.

  • The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Styria is included 1258 (According to the State Medical Directorate; Saturday, 9 p.m.).
  • There are now 53 fatalities in Styria.
  • It still applies Exit restrictions for everyone.
  • Easter fire are prohibited throughout the state.
  • The health phone 1450 only for those who have symptoms! Please address general questions Tel. 0800 555 621.
  • The Styrian hotline Crisis intervention is under 0800 500154 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) reachable.
  • Hotline for parents and legal guardians: 0676 8666 4668
  • Hotline social department of the country: 0800 20 10 10
  • Nursing hotline of the country: 0800 500 176 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Free ZEBRA concern hotline with interpreting 0800 799 702 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.).

The developments from Friday, April 3, can be read in detail here. What is happening internationally on Saturday is summarized here. The Carinthian Corona ticker from Saturday can be found here.

The events of the day in the live ticker

Saturday April 4th

21 clock. The total number of confirmed infections with the Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 in Styria is 1285. That means a Plus of 59 confirmed infections compared to the previous evening.

The list by political district (in brackets the new cases in the past 24 hours):

  • Bruck-Mürzzuschlag: 43 (+1)
  • Deutschlandsberg: 30 (-)
  • Graz: 343 (+21)
  • Graz area: 120 (+2)
  • Hartberg-Fürstenfeld: 246 (+18)
  • Leibnitz: 158 (+8)
  • Leoben: 23 (-)
  • Liezen: 68 (-)
  • Murau: 5 (-)
  • Murtal: 31 (-)
  • Southeast Styria: 40 (-)
  • Voitsberg: 79 (+1)
  • Weiz: 99 (+8)
    (Source: Ministry of Health)

In the meantime, 144 people in Styria are considered to have recovered.

8.50 p.m. In Graz-Gries The police checked two men who were talking animatedly there – but without maintaining the Corona safety distance. Speaking of it, they weren’t really insightful either. One freaked out.

8:38 p.m. The State Medical Directorate of Styria informs: Six other people infected with the Corona virus have died. In Styria, a total of 53 people died in connection with the Corona virus. More information here.

8.20 p.m. Google has evaluated its own movement databases to get one Mobility Report to create – differentiated according to countries and activities, e.g. also in leisure time. It shows how our movement behavior has changed as a result of the Corona crisis. In Styria, too, the data show that most of them comply with the regulations: in the retail and leisure sector, there is minus 86 percent movement, food and pharmacies minus 61 percent, parks minus 42 percent, transit areas minus 71 percent, workplaces minus 47 percent. The only plus is in the residential areas – plus 13 percent.

Photo © Google

8 p.m. Hard to believe – it is Saturday evening despite everything! Normally, thousands of Styrians would now be in the go-out mode, but there is currently a party at home. The Grazer Club Kottulinsky provides a remedy: DJ Florian Hereno hangs up for his fans via Facebook stream.

7.40 p.m. View of Burgenland with a total of 224 sufferers: continues to point by district Oberwart with 73 the most infected persons, in Jennersdorf there are the fewest with eight. There are 49 patients in the Neusiedl am See district, and twelve in the state capital of Eisenstadt.

6.50 p.m. Have a seat! The second starts in ten minutes Living room concert our culture department. After blues with Oliver Mally there is classical music this week: Pianist Philipp Scheucher sits at the piano for you in Hanover. You can find the livestream here!

6.30 p.m. in the Salzkammergut an appeal from four mayors is causing a stir (see also 10:54 am). Altaussee’s local director Gerald Loitzl now officially apologizes for the letter. Michael Kloiber comments in the comment: The letter was well meant – but an unnecessary move that also spreads panic.

6 p.m. Two graffitiArtists in Graz have given the Corona virus an impressive face with their spray cans. AFOK, Salzburg based in Graz, and SizeTwo, a Grazer who lives in Berlin, are responsible for the fact that the drab Corona theme now also shows a beautiful and colorful side in the state capital. Read here where the work can be found.


17.55 p.m. A look into the Mürz Valley: Only a few parents took it here Childcare facilities in schools claim because they could not look at their offspring themselves for professional reasons. “But there were only around 20 in the entire education region,” says Claus Kastner, head of the education region Upper Styria East. There was hardly any need for care during the Easter holidays.

5.40 p.m. The city Graz reduces the Clock for trams and buses Once again: From April 6, the public transport will only be traveling every 20 minutes during the day. But there is one exception, Gerald Winter-Pölsler discovered.

5:31 p.m. Few cars on the streets, children who need to be employed creatively: at the moment they are enjoying themselves Street chalks extremely popular – and they are used very creatively. As this picture from Graz-Andritz shows:

Photo © Christian Penz

5.25 p.m. Update from our Graz editorial team: On Friday there was in the Mur metropolis 120 Corona Ads in One Day. In total there are already more than 1400 ads.

5:14 p.m. Of the Carinthian Governor Peter Kaiser (SPÖ) on Saturday by APA sharp criticism of the so-called Easter decree the federal government from ÖVP and Greens. The federal government was informed on Friday of significant shortcomings. Nevertheless, the government gave instructions to implement the decree. Carinthia has passed the relevant regulations, as has Styria. There is no criticism of the Easter decree here. From the office of Governor Hermann Schützenhöfer (ÖVP) On Saturday, the APA asked: “The Ministry of Health’s decree has been received and is being implemented.” Legally, there is no scope for the countries here either, it said. Schützenhöfer addressed the population in a video message on Saturday, reminding him of the measures taken against the corona virus. He also thanks the people “who have consistently followed the measures so far”. New is a “Styrian bracelet”, a kind of friendship bracelet, with the purchase you support Styrians who are innocently in need due to the corona virus.

17 o’clock. Current figures: Meanwhile the number of Covid 19 cases confirmed by the Ministry of Health in Styria is 1281. The district figures:

  • Bruck-Mürzzuschlag 42
  • Deutschlandsberg 30
  • Hartberg-Furstenfeld 245
  • Liezen 39
  • Leibnitz 158
  • Graz area 120
  • Graz 341
  • Murau 5
  • Southeast Styria 40
  • Weiz 99
  • Voitsberg 79

4.35 p.m. The Greens invited to Friday Online bike tour. At the “Corona Ride Austria”, the Green Sports Spokesman LAbg. Alex Pinter called on people to pedal together – but of course only online, via Zwift. The numbers came out this Saturday: 1,153 people were driving, including Tour de France participant Bernhard Gogl. The virtual platform is currently also on the Zwift platform Cycling Bundesliga carried out. Katharina Machner and Felix Ritzinger secured the victory.

4:16 p.m. Another new Facebook Challenge – after children’s photos, the rampant riddle and a list of travel locations to fill out, there is now one among the Austrian winegrowers Wine challenge. Everyone presents their own favorite wine in a video. Here Stefan Krispel:

4:02 p.m. Today would have been Easter festival “Psalm” started. Instead, every evening on which the Easter Festival would have taken place, styriarte sends little greetings to the future on the Internet – in keeping with this year’s theme “for future”, produced with the means that cultural workers are currently using to break out of the exit restrictions had their own living room. On Sunday at “Laudes Palmarum” a little lamb from artistic director Mathis Huber’s own sheepfold should have been involved. Now it is used in the blog post on “PSALM 2020 for future. Please hold the line”.

Director Mathis Huber with the lamb. It was christened “Corona” for the occasion Photo © private

3.30 p.m. In the Murau district, the association sets “Griessner Stadl” in Stadl an der Mur on digital culture: Under the motto “5 years of Griessner Stadl”, videos of productions from recent years are regularly posted on Facebook. With great success: More than 15,000 hits have been recorded so far, many – like the Griessner audience – come from Graz or Vienna. Sarah Ruckhofer found out what the association is planning for the time after the crisis.

3:28 p.m. Caritas asks for it Donate to face mask projects in Africa: Masks made of solid fabric have recently been made in Burundi and the sewing workshop has also started in South Sudan. With 10 euros, masks can be made for about seven people and thus partial protection for an entire household. More information in the posting:

3.20 p.m. Loud new decree meetings in a closed room involving more than five people who do not live in the same household are prohibited. A maximum of ten people can attend funerals and five at weddings. The Ministry of Health was enacted via regional governors to the district administrative authorities – including in Voitsberg.

3:12 p.m. Vice Chancellor and Sports Minister Werner Kogler (Green) guarantees financial aid to the sport. The magnitude of the necessary support is currently “not so easy to estimate”, he said in a press conference. But it could be “a few hundred million”.

3pm. The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Styria is now at 1263 (according to the State Medical Directorate). On Saturday evening there were still 1226.

14.55 p.m. The Styrian police are not spared the Corona virus either. As of today 13 police officers in Styria tested positive, the course is easy for everyone. Another 50 police officers in the country are suspected and are in quarantine. The Interior Ministry announced the Austria-wide figures on Monday: 101 Austrian police officers were corona-infected, 930 were in isolation.

2:47 p.m. The most popular microbrewery 2019, “Tom & Harry Brewing” from Kapfenberg, says: “Forget Corona, drink Moonshine”. That’s the name of one of their beers, which is now also available as a bottle post.

2:25 p.m. Have you heard? “Take care a bit on anaunda” by Gregor Bischops (Old School Basterds) has already been shown by Armin Wolf as the closing clip of ZiB 2, the state of Styria is also using the video for the “#bleibdahoam” campaign on Facebook. So Bischops is an ambassador for the viral Biedermeier – Bernd Hecke portrayed him as today’s Styrian of the day.

1:55 p.m. By plane 24 hour supervisors are brought from Romania to Graz. Thomas Rossacher has researched how this should work.

1:20 p.m. The Graz Theater im Bahnhof celebrated its premiere as an online theater yesterday. The issue of the popular talk show format “Zu Gast”, in which Pia Hierzegger talked to Iris Laufenberg and Marie Kreutzer about the “state of emergency” by video, was sold out. It was like this.

12.30 p.m. Guests are now allowed to stay at the inn around the corner Pick up food. Graz restaurateurs breathe a sigh of relief, also McDonald’s announces to open again. A first overview.

12.15 p.m. An appeal by four mayors from the Styrian Salzkammergut makes the waves go wild. There is wild discussion in social media, the state government is putting the brakes on. The local leaders are still concerned about the health of their citizens.

12.05 p.m. Does the Styrian caretaker fly in? In any case, the Chamber of Commerce of Styria is also examining “the possibility of transporting Romanian caregivers to Graz by plane”. This emerges from a letter to the agencies. Flight costs would be at least 150 euros per person. In addition, there is the effort for the 14-day quarantine. The Styrian Chamber does not hide the “massive problems and violations” in Lower Austria, where nurses were flown in.

11.45 a.m. It is a kind of last chance, for the farmers as well as for the customers. In Graz, the measures point to the Farmers markets but effect. A local inspection by Gerald Winter-Pölser.

11.30 a.m. If there is something to celebrate (alone and at home) despite Corona: place two Graz bars Cocktails to.

11.15 a.m. From Monday are in the Supermarkets Not only masks, disinfectants and plexiglass are prescribed at the cash registers. One is also new limited number of customers per branch: Most grocery chains want to monitor this with the controlled delivery of shopping carts.

10:54 a.m. Another vortex around the Ausseerland: From “Rushing in the Salzkammergut” writes a Graz entrepreneur with a second home in Bad Aussee. He wonders what “what’s next? The pillory for the guests? ”He demands“ a written, public apology ”or the“ resignation of these mayors ”. Because “with all understanding for the measures in the crisis – this agitation is illegal and not appropriate.” The mayors had asked for help because they fear a rush for the Easter holidays.

Photo ©

10:52 a.m. After the border was closed and there were no foreign workers, there was one Rush to the new harvester placement platform. But not everyone is suitable. Criticism of the “flying in” of foreign workers.

10 a.m. The parish association Köflach delivers a very special service on April 5th, Palm Sunday, to the home of all West Styrians. Because of the corona virus pandemic no public Palm Harrier can take place, it is easily delivered to the house via the Internet via live stream.

9.50 a.m .: This topic still has a lot of explosives: On weekends and during the Easter holidays, the Styrian communities in the Salzkammergut and in space Schladming a rush of day trippers awaits. But also people with Second homes will visit them more often. The mayors want to put a stop to this and have written a letter to the state government. And also the police controlled reinforced.

Mayors call authorities for help

09.35 a.m. The University of Graz University of Technology shows itself in a broadcast “horrified by the refusal of the Ministry during the pandemic Tuition fees Covid-19 would be particularly affected by working students and students from abroad.

9.10 a.m. Bonus, hotline, alternative accommodation and the like: The aim is to take a number of measures 24-hour care in be secured in Styria. But the situation is critical.

8:52 a.m. At the Labor market service in Bruck and Mürzzuschlag there is a lot of activity. Thousands of applications have to be dealt with as quickly as possible.

7.40 a.m. Andreas Gerhold is Pastor in the Evangelical parish of A.B. Stainz-Deutschlandsberg. He writes blog posts, makes radio reports for Antenne Steiermark and delivers groceries during the corona crisis.

07.10 a.m. The Consecration of palm bushes and palm branches in services is not possible this year because of the corona crisis. The Catholic Church makes suggestions on how to perform the blessing at home in a celebration. Evangelical Church records services for its members.

Deutschlandsberg and Leibnitz
Graz and Graz surroundings
Murau and Murtal
Southeast Styria
Weiz district

Friday April 3rd

9.05 p.m. Friday is the number of Corona new infections in Styria again rose slightly – by 57 (the previous day there had been 44). As of 9 p.m. there was in Styria 1226 confirmed cases. According to the Ministry of Health, the new cases of the last 24 hours are distributed among the districts as follows:

  • Bruck-Mürzzuschlag: 42 (+1)
  • Deutschlandsberg: 30 (+2)
  • Graz: 322 (+27)
  • Graz area: 118 (+12)
  • Hartberg-Fürstenfeld: 228 (+6)
  • Leibnitz: 150 (+2)
  • Leoben: 23 (+1)
  • Liezen: 68 (+2)
  • Murau: 5 (-)
  • Mur Valley: 31 (-)
  • Southeast Styria: 40 (-)
  • Voitsberg: 78 (+3)
  • Weiz: 91 (+1)

The number of people officially reported as recovering is in Styria continue at 103.

Photo © Land Steiermark

8.10 p.m. Another Styrian had to go on Friday evening Nursing home to be clearedbecause the supply to the residents could no longer be guaranteed. 19 senior citizens The facility in the Hartberg-Fürstenfeld district was relocated to the Hartberg LKH and the Weiz LKH. Such a measure was also necessary on Thursday in the park residence in Gratwein-Straßegel.

To the whole story:

Harberger nursing home: residents relocated

7:36 p.m. The State Medical Directorate has now released details of the nine other Styrian deaths. It is about:

  • four women (born in 1928, 1934, 1936, 1941) and one man (born in 1931) from the Hartberg-Fürstenfeld district.
  • two women (both born in 1939) and one man (born in 1940) Graz.
  • a man (born in 1944) from the district Voitsberg.

A third (16) of the 47 deaths to date have been reported in the Hartberg-Fürstenfeld district.

7.20 p.m. Of the data protection is further softened in the spell of the crisis. Mayors complained because of them Identity of corona sufferers is not announced by the authorities in their community. But the government wants to change that now.

7 p.m. In Styria came on Friday nine more deaths in connection with Covid-19. This is the highest number in a day so far. No further information is available on the deceased for the time being. Overall, there is Styria 47 fatalities – more than in any other state.

6.30 p.m .: For the time being, it’s just about Rumorssays the Styrian police. But they are taken seriously and warned that allegedly “false police officers” and Red Cross employees would confiscate protective masks in companies. Should such attempts actually occur, one should Cancel contact immediately and inform the police.

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