Thousands of tourists were infected in the Ischgl ski resort, which was evacuated late and chaotically
Since Friday, the Austrian authorities face the first process for the massive contagion of tourists during the first wave of the coronavirus that originated in the Austrian ski resort of Ischgl. A widow and her son claim before the Vienna Court a compensation of 100,000 euros for the death of the husband and father, a 72-year-old journalist. The plaintiffs denounce the negligent action and failure of the authorities to alert visitors to the ski resort, where it took more than a week since the first infections were registered until the authorities ordered its evacuation and closure. “I estimate that up to 3,000 similar lawsuits against the Alpine republic will be counted,” said Peter Kolba, from the Vienna Association for Consumer Protection (VSV) representing the family of the deceased journalist, at the beginning of the trial.