The Tyrolean ski resort of Ischgl enjoys the reputation of “ball man of the mountains”. But in the meantime, the Party place has another name – as a Corona-Hotspot of Europe. Since proven to have been infected there are numerous tourists with the Virus. The Problem was ignored by authorities for far too long.

Meanwhile, the Prosecutor’s office in Innsbruck, has taken the investigation to the spread of the Virus in the popular winter sports resort. The authority advised that it’ll suspect that a catering business had not reported the end of February of a positive Test by an employee in the health authorities. Background a request from the ZDF with a corresponding suspicion.

Coronavirus infection case by the end of February?

According to information from the ZDF was in a restaurant at the end of February operating in Ischgl, a Coronavirus infection case known. The local operator is notified accordingly, but neither the positive nor the contact persons to the health authorities.

Also could have already been infected in the first week of March vacationers from Germany. They returned home infected before in Ischgl, the first infection was added. The German bartender of a popular Après-Ski Bar on 7. March a positive effect on Sars-CoV-2 tested.

Also in FOCUS Online spoke with a tourist from Munich, the from the 6. to 8. March in Ischgl was. She criticized that the tourists had been warned in any Form. “The place was full of boisterous people, and all celebrated.” No one had sheared at the Après-Ski to the topic of Corona. Jakob Gruber/APA/dpa, closed-Apres-Ski-Bar. The Region Paznaun valley, the tourist resort of Ischgl in Austria, in addition to other places due to an increase in the number of Coronavirus cases under quarantine

the Tight dependency between local government and tourism industry

in the Meantime, it is clear how closely politics and the tourism industry connected locally in the ski resort of are. “In the Tyrol, the policy does not control or endorse the tourism, but the tourism policy,” said the Austrian policy adviser, Peter news from all over the world. This was due to the high economic dependence of the country from tourism.

The ORF reported this week that tourism, Hoteliers Association, apparently in advance of the upcoming quarantine had informed. As a result many businesses have asked their employees to leave the place quickly.

SMS traffic uses the Tyrolean tourism industry under pressure: “we Stand there like a Hottentot state”

The Austrian “Standard” also reported about an SMS-traffic, which brings in the tourism industry of the place more in distress. So, a Tyrolean-Blog published news of the AUSTRIAN national Council, members of Franz Hörl to the operator of the famous Après-Ski Bar Kitzloch. Hörl is considered to be a Lobbyist for the cable car industry and should still have a day before the proclamation of the quarantine for Ischl, a further week of skiing for other Tyrolean regions required.

But also Hörl seemed to be the Situation in Ischgl to be aware of. So he appealed, according to the published messages to the Kitzloch-host, his Bar finally zuzusperren, otherwise he could “debt at the end of the season in Ischgl and, possibly, the Tyrol to be.” Further, he wrote to the operator: “If a camera sees the operation, we stand there like a Hottentot state”.

Sent the message should be the Blog is that on 9. March. On this day the test became known the results of 15 people, that should have been in the Bar is infected with the Virus. In the evening, the Land of the Tyrol announced the closure of the Bar. The ÖVP deputies confirmed the “Standard” the authenticity of the messages. It had been “urgent Appeals” to a from his then point of view, “unapologetic active host”. In the responses of the host, this should sound different, however.

All the information about the Coronavirus in the News-Ticker of FOCUS Online.

escape-like the departure of a number of international guests

As of the 13. March was imposed on Ischgl and other locations with a quarantine, moreover, it came to chaotic conditions in the case of the hasty departure of many international guests. Only on 15. In March the ski season, but found their premature end. Jakob Gruber/APA/dpa to The regions of the Paznaun valley, the tourist resort of Ischgl is due to an increase in the number of Coronavirus cases under quarantine

The Tyrolean regional government of the ÖVP and the Greens announced according to the Austrian news Agency APA on Tuesday that they will propose to the other parties in the Parliament, the establishment of an independent Commission of experts. So in the space of the questions and allegations should be processed to be transparent, said accordingly, the Tyrolean ÖVP party leader Jacob Wolf.

In the past few days, the country’s chief Günther Platter (ÖVP), had stressed that his government and the authorities “have done everything humanly possible” to protect the population. He acknowledged, however, that all Parties would learn in such a crisis, always.

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