Hundreds of British vacationers who were intended to become independent at a Swiss ski resort reportedly broke the quarantine, and their whereabouts are unknown.
Switzerland has banned British people from entering the country after the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus that is considered highly infectious in the United Kingdom.
However, people arriving before the ban, or after December 14, were told to self-quarantine for 10 days to limit the potential spread of new strains in Alpine countries.
According to local media, about 200 of the more than 400 British tourists in Verbier departed all night between Saturday and Sunday.
“Many of them remained quarantined for a day before they were hidden in the dark and left undiscovered,” said Jean-Marc Sandos, a spokesman for the city of Banu. Sonntags Zeitung newspaper.
According to AFP, Mr. Sand later said that less than a dozen remained at the resort, some crossing the border into France.
Hotel owners reportedly noticed that guests had secretly left when the phone call to the room was unanswered and the food left outside the door remained untouched.
Switzerland has surged in terrible incidents, but last week ordered the closure of restaurants, bars, cultural and sports facilities.
The closure will continue until January 22, as the government said in a statement, “Hospitals and healthcare workers have been under extreme pressure for weeks, and the festival period increases the risk of a more rapid increase in cases.” Said.
“The coronavirus does not let us go during these vacations. The situation remains serious. That is why more stringent measures have been decided,” said Swiss President Simonetta Sommarga at a press conference.
“We need the whole of Switzerland now,” Somalga said after admitting that some regions are hesitant about new regulations more than others.
Additional reports by AP
Hundreds of British vacationers “escape from Swiss ski resorts” despite being told to self-isolate
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