The expansion of the corona test options announced before Christmas was implemented almost across the board. As a data analysis by a team from TU Wien and APA shows, three out of four Austrians can get the next free test in just five minutes. Because the pharmacies (and in Tyrol the general practitioners) have also been involved, there are now more than 2,000 test options available. However, there are still gaps in some rural communities.
The offer for Viennese and Tyroleans is particularly dense. A five-minute drive to the free test is sufficient for over 90 percent.
The residents of some communities in the Mühlviertel and Waldviertel as well as in Upper Styria and Carinthia have to take longer journeys. For example, it takes a good 20 minutes from the Carinthian Heiligenblut to the next free test in Winklern. And for the region around Wildalpen (Liezen district), the state of Styria has organized a test bus because the next stationary test facilities in Mariazell and Eisenerz are 40 minutes away.
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Corona Free tests gaps rural communities