200 British travelers flee Swiss ski resort quarantine for fear of new Coronovirus variant


According to a report, hundreds of British tourists entered the upmarket ski resort in quarantine due to fears that newer, more infectious versions of COVID-19 have fled under cover of darkness.

About 200 of the 420 affected UK holidaymakers who were in isolation in Verbier, Switzerland, are believed to be left at night, rather than staying indoors for more than a week and massively sloping the slopes. To see their plans to do.

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This follows a decision by Swiss authorities that from 14 December anyone who arrived in the country from Britain had to remain in quarantine for 10 days.

Policemen and policemen (centers) ride ski lifts, as they patrol the slopes and in alpine restaurants exclusively, to investigate the application of sanitary measures during an outbreak of coronovirus disease (COVID-19), Villaras. – Allon, Switzerland, Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Alpine Resort. The police have the local support of the civilian security (right), a “security citizen” at the Alpine resort. (Valentin Fluorud / Keystone via AP)

On 20 December, Switzerland announced an entry ban for all passengers from the UK and suspended all flights between the UK and Switzerland, after discovering new coronovirus variants in south-east England.

Then, on 23 December, the Swiss government brought in an exemption, and from Christmas Eve allowed residents of Britain and Switzerland flights from the UK to return for the festive period.

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The Swiss Ministry of Health said on Sunday that two cases of the new variant have been detected in Switzerland and one in neighboring Liechtenstein.

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