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Switzerland gives green light to Christmas skiing

Switzerland announced Friday that its winter resorts will be open over Christmas but with reduced capacity on trains and cable cars, as European nations squabble over whether to reopen ski stations.

Switzerland gives green light to Christmas skiing
AFP

“The ski areas in Switzerland will be able to remain open during the Christmas holidays,” the government said in a statement.

“But they must rigorously apply strict protection plans and capacity limits.

“The aim is to prevent the spread of the virus in tourist areas.”

Rival European countries are at odds over whether to allow skiers to hit the slopes over Christmas, over fears that winter sports crowds could help spread Covid-19.

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