Austrian Chancellor says return to ‘normal’ by middle of 2021

VIENNA (AFP) – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz yesterday predicted a return to “normal” next year after a challenging autumn and winter because of the pandemic.

The next months would be “challenging” as schools start again, temperatures drop and the annual flu season begins, he said. However, Kurz added: “It is very probable from our standpoint today that next summer can be a normal one again.”

He said the government would decide next week whether to further tighten measures to rein in rising numbers of infections.