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Coronavirus (COVID-19, short for coronavirus-disease 2019) first emerged in Wuhan in the Chinese province of Hubei in December 2019. Since then the disease has been spreading worldwide. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the global outbreak of coronavirus a pandemic.

For general information on the virus and on current measures of the Federal Government in English please see:
Coronavirus - Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection

Implications for the Labour Market, Labour Law, Families and Youth

A comprehensive list of questions and answers concerning the implications of the current coronavirus measures on the areas of Labour Market, Labour Law, Labour Safety, Families and Youth is available at:

Information in Foreign Languages

The Austrian Integration Fund (Österreichische Integrationsfonds, ÖIF) offers information on coronavirus in various foreign languages:


For general queries on symptoms and precautions related to the coronavirus contact:
0800 555 621 (24 hour hotline)

If you are experiencing symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, heavy breathing) call:
1450 (24 hour hotline)

For questions on Labour Law contact the Chamber of Labour under:
0800 22 12 00 80 (9:00-19:00 Mon-Fri)

Businesses can contact the Chamber of Commerce under:
0590900-4352 (8:00-20:00 Mon-Fri, 8:00-18:00 Sat-Sun)