The first official hearing of the official situation of the Republic of Austria in the case of coronavirus tourists at the ski resort of Isgl in the Austrian state around the world began today, just before noon, in the Vienna District Court for civil law. 2020.
Isgl is considered the “zero” point for coronavirus expression in Austria and parts of Europe, and according to earlier reports by the Austrian authorities, 40% of all domestic infections are attributed to Isgl, and many German tourists also believe that became infected there.
The widow and son of a 72-year-old Austrian man offered by the coronavirus who took a ski vacation in March 2020 and died shortly afterwards, had filed the first lawsuit under discussion today, demanding compensation of 102,000 euros. No decision is expected from the current procedure soon.
The first trial in the Eagle case, which due to the pandemic has been transferred to the large ceremonial hall of the Austrian Supreme Court, is attracting a lot of interest from the Austrian and international media, with the preliminary findings exceeding 60.
The 72-year-old son, who died of Covid-19 and was a well-known journalist and for many years editor-in-chief of the Austrian weekly Die Furche Hannes Sopf, is in the process today, while, for emotional reasons, his widow was unable to remain The
The 72-year-old’s family is not asking for money, but for justice, his son told the Austrian Specialist Agency (APA), adding that if the amount is paid, they will donate it to the charity Caritas, which we have his father for life. of.
The plaintiffs accuse the authorities of not joining so quickly and decisively to prevent the coronavirus from being explained at the ski resort. Although it had been known since March 4, 2020 that there were SARS-CoV-2 infections in the Patsnown Valley, the area did not close in time and thousands of people traveled to the ski area the following weekend.
“The Austrian authorities, such as the press service of the state of Tyrol, the Lκdeck regional authority and the local tourism association, have reduced the risk irresponsibly,” the complaint said.
“As a result, bars and ski lifts were closed with hesitation, contact detection was inadequate and compliance with regulations was not enforced. Thus, people continued to have fun in front of closed pubs outdoors, which means that the virus spread quickly. ”
They added that “the uncoordinated and ill-prepared public announcement by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz at a press conference on March 13, 2020, that the Patsnane Valley will be isolated, is leading to a hasty and chaotic withdrawal of people and many people must have in overcrowded buses and cars and then carried the virus to their fellow citizens on trains and planes. ”
According to Petros Kolba, president of the Austrian Consumer Protection Association, which surprises the victims, 15 lawsuits have already been filed under the report, and another 60 will not follow, there were hundreds of victims from whom individual appeals were reported.
The Patsnown Valley, where Isgle is located, was quarantined on March 13, 2020, but critics and critics say it should not have been done earlier.
On that day, thousands of holidaymakers left the valley en masse and in a hurry, but many were apparently already infected with the coronavirus at this point and, according to Petros Kolba, the warning came too late, the apres-ski bars closed too late, as very slowly and very chaotically they closed the valley.
He points out that the departure also took place in complete chaos and that is why thousands of people became infected and spread across Europe and those who were injured are now seeking compensation from the Republic of Austria.
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