Weekly update: Austria plans to re-open schools

Coronavirus


Minister of Education Heinz Faßmann (ÖVP) has declared that most schools will re-open in the upcoming weeks: final-year students will return to school on 4 May, followed by all students between 6 and 14 years old in mid-May and over 15-year-olds on 29 May. However, according to a survey published in the newspaperProfil, only 53% of parents are in favour of the government’s decision.


Chancellor Kurz is aiming at re-opening the borders to less impacted countries, such as the Czech Republic and Germany.


Culture


Vienna’s exhibition hall Secession will open its virtual doors on April 29. The first exhibition will feature the photographs of Viennese artist Sophie Thun in a work conceived ‘specifically for the digital space’.


Lifestyle


TheStrudel is so much more than just a sweet dessert!Der Standard presents some of the countless, salty recipes of the popular Austrian dish, from lamb and trout strudels to vegetarian fillings with spinach and vegetables.

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