The head of Italy’s higher health council hopes that the ski resorts will close until the end of the year, or require travelers to quarantine upon arrival. Franco Locatelli said so in the newspaper La Stampa. Locatelli advises the Italian government on health issues and the corona pandemic.
In Europe, there is currently a debate about ski resorts and whether they should be allowed to open in winter as governments try to get the coronavirus under control. Germany and Italy advocate not opening the resorts until after New Year, but Austria and Switzerland don’t want to close their ski resorts at all.
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The lockdown measures in Italy seem to have an impact on the number of infections in the country. On Sunday, authorities reported about 20,600 new infections in 24 hours, down from about 28,300 the week before.