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An outbreak in the Ischgl ski village was linked to cases in 45 different countries
One of Europe’s first coronavirus outbreaks could have been contained by the Austrian authorities, an official investigation has found.
Outbreaks at two popular ski resorts in March led to thousands of new cases and were worsened by “momentous miscalculations”, the report said.
One resort, Ischgl, was linked to cases in 45 countries after skiers brought the virus home with them.
Authorities have said they acted based on what was known at the time.
“There were errors of judgement that had consequences,” Ronald Rohrer, the head of the commission that led the investigation, told a press conference on Monday.
“They reacted too late,” he added.
What did the report find?
Investigators said authorities were too slow to close the resorts in Ischgl and nearby St Anton when the outbreaks became clear.
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