From Tuesday, most shops, hairdressers and other service providers will have to close again. The lockdown in the middle of the Christmas season is fatal for retailers. The companies get replaced between 20 and 60 percent of their turnover.
The Austrians were obviously warned. On Friday, the first news of an impending hard lockdown leaked through – and on Saturday people stormed the shopping streets and shopping centers as a precaution. Just don’t go into lockdown again without enough toilet paper, yeast and a new yoga mat. Because as of Tuesday, the government will close service providers such as hairdressers and masseurs as well as most of the shops, as announced. Only supermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, banks, tobacconists, post offices and petrol stations are allowed to keep open.