Switzerland cancels more summer events

Switzerland cancels more summer events

March 27, 2020, 9:07 a.m.
More events in Switzerland are being postponed or cancelled.   
Woman selling surgical masks at inflated price arrested

Woman selling surgical masks at inflated price arrested

March 27, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
A woman from Zurich has been arrested - after police caught her selling surgical face masks online, for an inflated p...
30% drop in traffic on Swiss roads

30% drop in traffic on Swiss roads

March 27, 2020, 9:02 a.m.
The lockdown period has seen a 30% drop in traffic on Swiss roads - particularly autoroutes.   
Website launched to track Covid-19 around Switzerland

Website launched to track Covid-19 around Switzerland

March 27, 2020, 8:59 a.m.
A website to track possible cases of coronavirus has been launched in Switzerland.   
Covid-19 cases rise by 1,000 in one day

Covid-19 cases rise by 1,000 in one day

March 27, 2020, 8:56 a.m.
The number of coronavirus cases in Switzerland continues to rise.   
Tennis star Roger Federer donates CHF 1m to Swiss families in need

Tennis star Roger Federer donates CHF 1m to Swiss families in need

March 26, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer and his wife Mirka have donated CHF 1 million francs to Swiss families in need. 
Credit Suisse former boss loses CHF 2m from pay package amid scandal

Credit Suisse former boss loses CHF 2m from pay package amid scandal

March 26, 2020, 9:12 a.m.
The former boss of Credit Suisse has had his pay package cut by almost CHF 2 million - after he left the bank amid a ...
Swiss banks prepare to hand out 0% interest emergency loans

Swiss banks prepare to hand out 0% interest emergency loans

March 26, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
Swiss banks are preparing for a rush of emergency loans provided to companies that run out of money due to the p...
Zurich hospitals prepared for increase in severe cases

Zurich hospitals prepared for increase in severe cases

March 26, 2020, 9:07 a.m.
Officials from the canton of Zurich have said their hospitals are well-equipped for an increase in severe cases. 
Switzerland closes borders

Switzerland closes borders

March 26, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
As of midnight last night, Switzerland’s borders were completely closed to visitors from anywhere around the wo...
Switzerland has one of highest infection rates compared to population

Switzerland has one of highest infection rates compared to population

March 26, 2020, 9:01 a.m.
Switzerland now has the highest rate of infection with Covid-19 in the world - based on its population.   
Evening curfew set in French border town to curb Covid-19 spread

Evening curfew set in French border town to curb Covid-19 spread

March 25, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
The French town of St Julien en Genevois, which borders Geneva, has brought in an overnight curfew in an effort to cu...
Geneva Airport sees 97% fewer flights

Geneva Airport sees 97% fewer flights

March 25, 2020, 9:26 a.m.
Passenger flights from Geneva Airport have slumped by 97 %. 
Authorities combat large gatherings using mobile phone data

Authorities combat large gatherings using mobile phone data

March 25, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
Swiss authorities are using mobile phone data to monitor if people are staying home and choosing not to meet in big g...
One month since first Covid-19 case in Switzerland

One month since first Covid-19 case in Switzerland

March 25, 2020, 9:18 a.m.
Today marks one month since the first coronavirus case was diagnosed in Switzerland.
Geneva café feeds HUG hospital staff

Geneva café feeds HUG hospital staff

March 24, 2020, 9:02 a.m.
A popular lunch café in Geneva has been fund-raising to feed hospital staff at the HUG. 
Economists warn of Covid-19 impact

Economists warn of Covid-19 impact

March 24, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
Economists are warning the Switzerland is “suffering severely” from the coronavirus crisis - and expect a...
Drive-thru Covid-19 tests to open in Luzern

Drive-thru Covid-19 tests to open in Luzern

March 24, 2020, 8:55 a.m.
A drive-through testing lab for coronavirus will open tomorrow (Wednesday) in Luzern.
Private medical company releases supply of face masks

Private medical company releases supply of face masks

March 24, 2020, 8:51 a.m.
A large supply of protective face masks has been released by a private medical company Spiez - despite being past the...
Calls to isolate Verbier resort Covid-19 'hotspot'

Calls to isolate Verbier resort Covid-19 'hotspot'

March 24, 2020, 8:46 a.m.
There are calls the resort of Verbier should be put under even more severe restrictions than the rest of the country ...
Over 800 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours

Over 800 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours

March 24, 2020, 8:42 a.m.
8,060 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in Switzerland - that’s 866 new cases in 24 hours. 
Distilleries and retail giants produce disinfectant en masse

Distilleries and retail giants produce disinfectant en masse

March 23, 2020, 9:40 a.m.
Retail giants and distilleries in Switzerland are working hard to produce disinfectant - after a nation-wide shortage...
Helicopters to be used to police borders

Helicopters to be used to police borders

March 23, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
Switzerland’s customs officials will begin using helicopters to police the borders - after reports of people br...
3 Swiss hospitals take Covid19 patients from distressed region in France

3 Swiss hospitals take Covid19 patients from distressed region in France

March 23, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
Three Swiss hospitals have agreed to take critical coronavirus patients from neighbouring France.   
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