When tourists arrived in the city of Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland on Monday, they were greeted by four people dressed as knights. "The knights" urged among other things to wash your hands often.
Before the weekend, wrote the Aftonbladet that there are more than 60 000 tourists on Gotland. At the same time went politibefal Marco Johnsson out in the local newspaper Hela Gotland and described the situation at Visby as follows:
- Tribulation, chaos and fill.Very cool
Region Gotland has taken steps and employed ridderselskapet Torneamentum to assist in the fight against coronaviruset. It reports the region in a press release on its website.- Smekkfullt of tourists
"the Knights", the next three weeks riding around in the region, to the well-visited locations, to spread the message that "together we take responsibility". They shall among other things be present on the beaches and inside the Visby.
Monday they had their first mission when they found welcome guests on the ferries Silja Symphony and Viking Cinderella.
It is very cool that we got with the knights on this. We believe that it is going to help with a reminder of the message we all know now, but that is easy to forget when we are distracted during the summer, " says Sven Montelius, smittevernlege in Region Gotland, in the press release.Turn On the LydErrorAllerede plus customer? Log into herError HOTSPOTS: Large number of visitors to Gotland and Kalmar, creating concern for increased infection rates. Show more
Gotland was earlier in the summer the only area in Sweden where the norwegians could travel without ending up in quarantine. It is no longer the case.
Gotland is now a "red zone", and the norwegians who want to Sweden can only visit Kronoberg, blekinge in southern sweden and Skåne without incurring a karanteneplikt.Here contract people in Sweden Put the watchmen
the Idea is a collaboration between the region, ridderselskapet and business organisations on the island.
"We were hired to spread the message about keeping your distance and wash your hands," says Lennart Borg in ridderselskapet to Aftonbladet.
He says that the vast majority of which arrived on the island Monday well behaved and that they followed the rules.
Will the 700 kilograms of horse against you, do you do as a rule as you are asked, " says Borg.- A loss-loss situation
Monday will also watchmen patrol in Visby in the evening to encourage distance and that smittevernreglene followed.
- It's about protecting people's health and we believe that it is easy to forget avstandsregelen when visiting new places. We have received clear signals that people do not follow the restrictions and that's why we put into these institutions in the evening, " says Rikard von Zweigbergk, chief of staff at Region Gotland, in a press release.Can be different
the stock Exchange spoke with Gotlands regionsdirektør Peter Lindvall, in early June and then did he fear a tough summer.
- in Previous years we have had a good enough readiness, but now we have also the pandemic. It puts pressure on the health care system, and our health care professionals also need to get the vacation and rest. It will be difficult and strained, he believed.
According to the director, it is already come between five and six thousand visitors to the island.
We are accustomed to accepting tens of thousands of tourists each year, but this summer may be different, said regionsdirektøren to the Newspaper.Turns the alarm in the Swedish holiday resort
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