German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she would try to decide the EU level to close ski resorts during the winter holidays to avoid infection risk.

“We once again call on citizens to give up unnecessary contacts; this includes private, tourist trips during the ski season. We in Europe will try to decide on whether we can close all ski resorts,” Merkel said, speaking in the Bundestag.

She added that “it seems difficult” given Austria’s position on the issue, but “we will try to do it again.”