Sweden has recruited “Knights” from Torneamentum, a local medieval-inspired group to remind tourists visiting the city of Visby on the Baltic island of Gotland of the security measures to be taken to prevent the spread of the corona virus.
Starting this Monday, tourists who come to Visby by ferry will be greeted by “gentlemen” from Torneamentum in medieval clothing, the signs of which remind them of preventive measures.
They not only welcome visitors, but also stroll through the main tourist attractions in Visby. They recommend maintaining social distance, washing your hands, and staying at home if you have symptoms of a coronavirus.
It is an initiative of regional and local governments as well as local business people that has been well received. “We believe that it will help us to remember the message we all know, but it is very easy to forget when we are distracted by other things in the summer,” said Gotland doctor Sven Montelius.