Coronavirus: Little impact on the Saanenland

  17.02.2020 Coronavirus

Certain effects of the impending pandemic are also being felt in the Saanenland. For example, several trips to Glacier 3000 of groups from China, including one from Wuhan, have been cancelled, Bernhard Tschannen, managing director of Glacier 3000, informs.

Marianne Kropf of the Dr. Kropf Pharmacy in Gstaad also notices slight changes in customer behaviour. They mainly observe an increase in sales of face masks.

Flurin Riedi, managing director of Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus, on the other hand, does not see any direct effects in the Saanenland. “As we have not yet recorded very high numbers of overnight stays from China, we are not currently expecting any major losses,” says Riedi.

In general, everyone should ensure that the usual hygiene and protective measures are observed, as is customary with similar diseases such as influenza or norovirus. Regular and thorough hand washing is important as a preventive measure.

Based on AvS/Kerem S. Maurer

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