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Offbeat Saint Corona name vexes Austrian tourist village

04:10  25 march  2020
04:10  25 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The Austrian village of Sankt Corona am Wechsel may need to rethink its tourism campaign, its mayor said Monday after the new Attractions in the village named after the Catholic saint Corona include summer sledding and mountain biking. Austria has recorded more than 3,900 cases of the

The Austrian village of Sankt Corona am Wechsel may need to rethink its tourism campaign, its mayor said Monday after the new coronavirus Attractions in the village named after the Catholic saint Corona include summer sledding and mountain biking. Austria has recorded more than 3,900

 "At first we smiled to see a virus named like the village appear, but jokes have stopped since the epidemic became so serious," said mayor Michael Gruber.

Ecotourism is the main source of revenue for the village of some 400 people lying some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Vienna at the foot of the Alps.

a plane flying high in the air on a snow covered mountain: Ecotourism is the main source of revenue for the village of Sankt Corona, at the foot of the Austrian Alps © CHRISTOF STACHE Ecotourism is the main source of revenue for the village of Sankt Corona, at the foot of the Austrian Alps

"We'll probably have to find a new name for... our mascot to welcome tourists," Gruber told AFP.

The mascot, named "Corona", is an ant sporting traditional garb, featured on pamphlets and other information for tourists.

Attractions in the village named after the Catholic saint Corona include summer sledding and mountain biking.

Austria has recorded more than 3,900 cases of the new coronavirus so far, with 21 deaths.

The country of some nine million people has passed strict measures to limit movements to fight the spread of the virus.

 

Saint John woman living in Rome describes life during lockdown .
Fawn Wilson White is used to the sound of honking horns and the lively chatter of tourists outside of her apartment window located in the centre of Rome, Italy. But Rome, a city that never sleeps, has become eerily quiet, she said. "You hear birdsong now, which you never heard before, punctuated occasionally by the wail of a siren," Wilson White said. Italy is one of the places hardest hit by COVID-19. On Sunday the country reported more than 750 deaths, sending its total skyrocketing to 10,800. As of Monday, the country has a total of more than 98,000 infections. Wilson White isn't among those infected, but she has watched the virus shutdown the city around her.

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