We start the news day with you and give you a quick overview of the most important topics of the morning.
ORF starts vaccination lottery. The ORF wants to increase the corona vaccination rate in Austria with an Austria-wide vaccination lottery. Eligible are people aged 18 and over living here who have been or will be vaccinated against Covid-19 between October 1 and December 20, 2021 – regardless of whether it is a first, second or third stitch. Almost 1,000 material prizes will be raffled, including a prefabricated single-family house and an electric car. More on this
Lockdown unconstitutional? Experts such as constitutional lawyer Peter Bußjäger from the University of Innsbruck think it is conceivable that the lockdown for genesis and those who have been vaccinated three times could possibly be unconstitutional. Anna Wallner speaks in the current podcast with Bußjäger about the constitutional aspects of the fourth nationwide lockdown. More on this
Chinese hypersonic missile system baffled. A hypersonic missile system tested by China in the summer apparently fired a projectile itself during the flight. This is an undertaking that “pushes the boundaries of physics” and which presumably no other country is capable of, wrote the Wall Street Journal. According to the “Financial Times”, US military experts are trying to understand how this is technically possible. More on this
France’s premier has Corona. France’s Prime Minister Jean Castex has tested positive for the corona virus. The prime minister’s agenda will be “adjusted in the coming days so that he can continue his activities in isolation,” said his office. More on this
Bus accident in Bulgaria. According to a report by the official BTA news agency, at least 46 people were killed in a serious bus accident in Bulgaria. The accident occurred on Tuesday night on the Struma motorway about 40 kilometers south of the capital Sofia. Children are said to be among the victims. More on this
Morning gloss. The red and pink provincial government in Vienna has been in office for a year. The regular government work has completely disappeared in the corona pandemic, commented Martin stuhlpfarrer. More on this
90 years ago today: In Hungary, 32-year-old Valerie G. was turned into a man in a sensational operation. She had previously developed a masculine voice, a beard and “disgust for any female employment”. More on this [premium]