In the winter sports resort of Verbier, Switzerland, photos of a crowd gathered at the start of the ski lifts, relayed on the networks, created outrage on Saturday.
“Today, an incredible situation in Verbier. We, the owners of cafes and restaurants, have closed our establishments by order of the Council of State since November 4 to halt the development of the pandemic and save the ski season. is really a scandal to destroy our efforts by inappropriate behavior.… “, reacted angrily on Facebook the Chef Didier de Courten.
The reunification took place despite the health protocol in place, which the police were supposed to ensure compliance with. If the ski slopes have been authorized to open in Switzerland, without general limit, the means of transport for skiers (cable cars, cable cars and trains) are limited in capacity. Users must respect social distancing and wear a mask in the queue for the lifts.
“The protocol put in place was poorly respected in places, which is why corrective measures are underway so that it does not happen again”, declared the president of the municipality, Eloi Rossier, to the Swiss media 20 minutes, following the incident.
“At the moment when the whole of Europe is watching us, it is unacceptable that Téléverbier was unable to organize correct queues, with barriers, markings on the ground and strict reminder of the rules.”, Indignant the president. from the Valais State Council, Christophe Darbellay, to the Nouvelliste.
After this controversy, the town rectified the situation by deploying new measures this Sunday, reports Le Nouvelliste.