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Wishing Daniel Koch, AKA "Mr Coronavirus", a wonderful retirement.

Mid Morning Mix // Explore Switzerland// Health // June 12, 2020

Daniel Koch pushed back his retirement to continue to lead the fight against Coronavirus in Switzerland, but now it seems he's finally able to enjoy his retirement. Check out these rather surprising videos from the straight talking authority on Coronavirus:



Premier jour de la retraite. Profitez de l’été. Protégez-vous. #bern #été #eau #suisse #covid19 #coronavirus

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As the Head of the Communicable Disease Unit at the Federal Health Office, he built a reputation for his clear talking and leadership over the past months. He's taken place in 21 technical briefings since the start of the crisis.

Previously, Koch worked for the Red Cross as a medical coordinator in conflict zones across the world. He also was part of the Federal Office of Public Health's task force against the 2002-2003 SARS pandemic and H5N1 avian flu. 

The first confirmed coronavirus case in Switzerland was reported on 25 February 2020, with the first confirmed death on the 5 March. 

Daniel Koch turned 65 on 13 April 2020, but he pushed his retirement date back until the end of May when further lockdown measures were lifted. He will continue to represent the Federal Office of Public Health in public as a delegate for Covid-19.

Daniel Koch at a 21 press briefing for Covid-19 Wishing Daniel Koch, AKA "Mr Coronavirus", a wonderful retirement.




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