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Covid Tests on Offer for Entire District of Kitzbuhel

It comes after an outbreak in the linked Austrian ski resort of Jochberg as the Hahnenkamm races approach. NEW

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The Austrian ski resort at Kitzbuhel is offering Covid tests for the entire district after an outbreak involving a group of 17 ski trainers, many of them British.

We reported on the outbreak earlier on PlanetSKI.

“As of now, the Government of Tirol plans to conduct extensive testing in the entire district to assess the security status of the region until the upcoming weekend,” said a statement from the region.

The first weekend of World Cup racing due this Saturday and Sunday, has been cancelled and moved to Flachau.

“After the occurrence of possible cases of the British Coronavirus mutation in the region and following the recommendations of the Austrian Government and the Government of Tyrol, the Austrian Ski Association ÖSV has moved returned the two scheduled slalom to FIS for reallocation,” said the race organisers.

The rest of the Kitzbuhel racing programme is “currently set to go ahead as planned” FIS said, though the situation remains under review.

Here at PlanetSKI we will keep you informed on developments.

Kitzbuhel, Tirol, Austria

Kitzbuhel, Tirol, Austria

 

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