Austria is a popular country to visit but they get most of their money at the Christmas and New Year’s Eve balls. In 2012, I took my newlywed wife to a ball at the Hofburg Palace. The tickets then were £650 each. On top of that was the hotel, my dress suit and my wife’s ballgown.
What the Austrian government is doing is to stall the virus spread to protect these very lucrative balls.
They do not care about the spread of the virus per se but they want to enable the balls to go ahead. In effect, it all comes down to money and not people’s freedoms.