Coronavirus outbreak in Wengen Bern health department sounds the alarm

State of emergency in Wengen BE. The Lauberhorn races have been canceled. Instead, the almost 1000 residents now have to go to the mass test. It started on Wednesday at 12 noon. First results are expected on Thursday. The Bern Health Directorate wants to get an overview and find out how bad the situation really is.

The trigger for the corona fiasco: a tourist from Great Britain. He brought the new virus variant B117 with him to Wengen. An aggressive, more contagious version of the coronavirus. And the numbers skyrocketed. In one hotel alone, 28 cases were added between December 27 and January 10.

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