The famous water jet from the Swiss city of Geneva, what rises to a height of 140 meters about him lake leman, will stand for the duration of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which is hitting the country hard.
The jet of water, one of the attractions of the city, is stopped for perform maintenance work and it was to go into operation again on November 12, but the Geneva authorities They decided to keep it out of order.
“Given the current health situation in Switzerland, due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Council of State decided ‘protect’ this emblem of the city temporarily during the second wave. The population is also re-pointed out that they should limit as much as possible their outings and trips “said a statement from the local government.
It is the second time that the Geneva authorities have decided not to put this attraction in the city into operation.
During the confinement of last spring (boreal), in the first wave of the pandemic, the jet was stopped for 83 days.
This impressive water fountain works every day of the year except when there are strong winds or an intense cold and now due to the pandemic. At night it lights up to support charitable, humanitarian or diplomatic causes.
Switzerland has recorded a sharp increase in coronavirus cases for a few weeks. Geneva has imposed partial containment measures to avoid saturation of hospitals.