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World 03 Dec 2020 | 2:52 AM

France to carry out border checks to stop skiing abroad: PM

PARIS, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- France will carry out checks at its borders with Switzerland and Spain to deter its citizens from traveling during the Christmas holidays to ski resorts abroad, which are widely believed to be coronavirus hotspots, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Wednesday.

World 01 Dec 2020 | 3:58 AM

Roundup: Italy sees drop in active COVID-19 cases as second wave appears to slow down

ROME, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Active coronavirus infections in Italy decreased by 7,300 on a daily basis on Monday, as the country seemed finally to consolidate some benefits from the latest restrictions imposed in early November to slow down the second wave of the pandemic.

World 27 Nov 2020 | 10:17 PM

Europe's ski resorts have mountain to climb to save season amid pandemic

PASSO DEL TONALE, Italy (Reuters) - Europe's ski resorts are desperately trying to salvage the new season amid the pandemic, but travel restrictions, the need for social distancing and disagreement among governments about whether to open at all mean they have a mountain to climb.

World 27 Nov 2020 | 12:16 AM

Swiss ski resorts can stay open for now - health minister

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss ski resorts can stay open for now as long as they have strict safety measures in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Health Minister Alain Berset said on Thursday.

World 26 Nov 2020 | 7:05 PM

Germany wants ski resorts closed but hard to get deal with neighbour Austria

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany wants Alpine countries to keep ski resorts closed to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, but reaching an agreement with neighbouring Austria is proving difficult, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.