Over 800 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours
8,060 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in Switzerland - that’s 866 new cases in 24 hours.
Health Officials have said they hope to see a slight improvement on the daily rate of new cases - otherwise known now as ‘flattening the curve’ - next week.
Daniel Koch from the Federal Office of Public Health said a slowdown of new cases was possible - but not guaranteed.
Eleven people died from the virus in Ticino in just one day.
The total number of deaths is now 66.
Gatherings of more than 5 people have been banned.
Shops, markets, restaurants and leisure centres are closed.
Schools out until at least April 6 and most border crossings have been closed.
Should Switzerland’s hospitals become overwhelmed, the Society of Intensive Care Medicine has issued new guidelines to give top priority to patients with a favourable prognosis if treated in an intensive care unit.
Swiss hospitals have cancelled non-urgent surgeries in order to free their facilities and equipment for the most critical coronavirus patients.
Staff have been asked to cancel holidays until the end of April.