SKI RESORTS CONTRIBUTED TO THE WIDE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS IN EUROPE
Dr Andrea Ammon made the comments in an interview with the Guardian newspaper.
She has put forward the view that the return of skiers and snowboarders from Alpine skiing breaks in the first week of March was a pivotal moment in the spread of Covid-19 into Europe.
“Because at that time we saw new cases all over Europe and actually they had been in the skiing places in the Alps, in Italy, Austria,” she said.
“I mean this is a crowded place, the ski resorts, and then you have these cabins that you go up the mountain and these are really crammed.
“Yeah, it’s just perfect for such a virus. I mean I am pretty sure that this contributed to the wide spread in Europe.”
The case of the ski resort of Ischgl in Austria is well known as a virus-spreader.
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