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In Vienna, PCR tests were shortened to encourage vaccination

In Vienna, PCR tests were shortened to encourage vaccination

The City of Vienna has decided to shorten the validity of both PCR and antigen tests to encourage people to get vaccinated.

This is reported by The Local.

Mayor Michael Ludwig said that starting September 1, tests will give access to bars and restaurants for a shorter period of time.

Antigen tests taken at a test center or pharmacy will be valid for only 24 hours, and the PCR test will be reduced from 72 to 48 hours.

People will have to provide negative tests or proof of against to gain access to restaurants, bars, sports, and entertainment venues in the Austrian capital.

Vienna’s authorities are now considering stricter measures, including the so-called “1G” rule, which restricts entry to bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hair salons, and gyms for the unvaccinated.



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