Austrian health-care system could become overburdened, minister says

If the rising number of coronavirus infections is not reversed in Austria there will be a shortage of intensive care unit (ICU) beds by the second half of November, the country’s health minister said on Monday.Health Minister Rudolf Anschober said that the number of ICU beds in use had risen by 78 per cent in just one week, and that it was critically important for Austrians to stick to the government’s rules to contain infections.Austria’s parliament on Sunday approved a partial lockdown for four weeks starting on Tuesday.The new measures, announced by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz over the weeken…

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