(MENAFN – Swissinfo) The canton of Vaud in western Switzerland has been the latest to launch mass Covid-19 testing, with pilot schemes at its three largest ski resorts.
This content is published on 5 February 2021 – 12:43 5 February 2021 – 12:43 RTS / jc View in other languages: 1
Starting Friday, the canton is offering free voluntary testing ahead of a week of school holidays starting February 20. The campaign started at the Villars-sur-Ollon resort (which by 16:00 had carried out nearly 400 tests, four of which were positive), and will then come to Les Diablerets and Leysin. The test is offered to anyone over 12 years of age, including non-residents.
The aim is to ‘save the end of the ski season’, according to Vaud authorities, and to avoid clusters of coronavirus such as the one in Verbier in December. Verbier is in the neighboring canton of Valais, which is expected to take part in the test.
Switzerland has kept its ski resorts open despite the pandemic and this has caused tensions with several neighboring countries.
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