After an accumulation of infections with the corona virus on the North Sea island of Sylt, the police are also investigating. The officials are investigating the suspicion that guests at a Christmas party in a nightclub in Kampen illegally gained entry with forged vaccination certificates and thus helped to cause the outbreak, as the newspapers of the Funke media group reported on Tuesday. “The investigation into the case is ongoing,” said a police spokesman for the newspaper group.
The investigations are therefore directed against up to three visitors to the party. The district of North Friesland also assumes that many of the infections on Sylt can be traced back to the Christmas party in the disco.
The incidences in Schleswig-Holstein are currently increasing drastically, the background is presumably the spread of the easily transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus. According to the Kiel state government, the seven-day incidence in the district of North Friesland, which also includes Sylt, was close to 700 on Monday. According to the district, 477 people on Sylt fell ill with corona on Monday, and almost 600 were in quarantine.
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As of December 26, there were still 27 registered active coronavirus cases among the population. According to calculations by some local media, the extrapolated, officially not reported incidence on Sylt is currently over 1700, as the managing director of Sylt Marketing, Moritz Luft, said. The district itself does not calculate any incidences at the local level. This is not considered sensible, said a district spokesman.
Several hotels and restaurants on Sylt have temporarily closed in view of the rapidly increasing numbers on the island. “Due to the numerous corona outbreaks, more than 20 restaurants and hotels in Sylt have temporarily ceased operations or are taking their company holidays forward as a preventive measure in order to protect their employees and guests,” said Luft.
For tourism on Sylt, the spontaneous and early closings meant a reduction in the tourist offer in what was already a relatively quiet time. Because of an outbreak, none of the businesses in the Nordfriesland district were officially closed, as a district spokesman said. (AFP, dpa)