Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has just announced a series of phased measures to resume normality.
Small shops will be allowed to reopen from April 14.
Hairdressers may resume from May 1.
Restaurants and cafés are being scheduled for mid-May.
Kurz, who has been praised for keeping Covid-19 cases down to 12,000 cases by rigid isolation, is now under pressure from the hospitality industry to save their summer peak.
He’s taking a calculated, phased risk.