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Switzerland sends 2,500 students of Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne into quarantine

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 24, 2020
Switzerland has quarantined 2,500 students just days after their return from summer recess after a coronavirus outbreak linked to one or more parties.
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All 2,500 undergraduate students at the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne must remain in their housing, including on-campus accommodation, until Sept. 28, authorities for the canton of Vaud said in a statement.

Topics: Switzerland

That followed a number of major outbreaks among the student body which had made it impossible to trace which students had came into contact with the virus.

The festivities Swiss authorities believe to be the origin of the school’s outbreak had been held before Vaud, which has recorded more infections than any other Swiss canton, introduced stricter measures on Sept. 17.

Those included the closure of night clubs and a ban on private events of more than 100 people, as well as mandatory mask wearing in public locations indoors.