Mountain roads busy whilst Gotthard Tunnel remains quiet

Mountain roads busy whilst Gotthard Tunnel remains quiet

May 22, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
Mountain roads were busy yesterday as thousands took to the hills for the long weekend. 
Number of new infections remains low

Number of new infections remains low

May 22, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
The latest figures from the Federal Health Office show there were 36 new infections in the last 24 hours. A small dro...
4 men jailed over horrific attack on group of young women

4 men jailed over horrific attack on group of young women

May 22, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
Four men have been jailed by a French court after a horrific attack on a group of young women outside a Geneva nightc...
Food bank demand rises considerably in french-speaking region

Food bank demand rises considerably in french-speaking region

May 22, 2020, 9:05 a.m.
More people are asking for food aid in French-speaking Switzerland. 
Basel bars face possible new restrictions

Basel bars face possible new restrictions

May 21, 2020, 12:06 p.m.
The latest figures from the Federal Health Office show 40 new infections over the past 24 hours – up from 21 th...
'Money not a problem' for vaccines for all Swiss residents

'Money not a problem' for vaccines for all Swiss residents

May 21, 2020, 12:02 p.m.
The government is ready to make sure everyone in Switzerland will have access to a Covid-19 vaccine when one becomes ...
Mask and non-mask train carriages

Mask and non-mask train carriages

May 21, 2020, noon
There could soon be train carriages for those who are wearing masks – and those who are not.
New traffic rules from next year

New traffic rules from next year

May 21, 2020, 11:58 a.m.
A new series of traffic rules have been unveiled – they will take effect from the beginning of next year.
Man held after pushing child into road

Man held after pushing child into road

May 21, 2020, 11:55 a.m.
A man is in psychiatric detention after pushing an 8-year-old boy into the path of an oncoming car on Tuesday afternoon.
Distracted Citroen driver destroys Lambo

Distracted Citroen driver destroys Lambo

May 21, 2020, 11:51 a.m.
A distracted driver in a Citroen smashed into a Lamborghini while he was looking at work papers.
Federal Health Office defends 2m distancing rule

Federal Health Office defends 2m distancing rule

May 20, 2020, 10:18 a.m.
Daniel Koch of the Federal Health Office is defending its two-meter rule, which is one of the strictest in the world....
Taxi driver fined for extortion over customer's lost phone

Taxi driver fined for extortion over customer's lost phone

May 20, 2020, 10:15 a.m.
A taxi driver has been fined for extortion after he demanded CHF 100 to return a lost mobile phone. 
Finance minister worries about EU stability as pandemic takes its toll

Finance minister worries about EU stability as pandemic takes its toll

May 20, 2020, 10:11 a.m.
The finance minister says Switzerland is stronger outside the EU – but he warns the financial crises due to the...
Epidemiologist concerned over crowds seen at weekend

Epidemiologist concerned over crowds seen at weekend

May 20, 2020, 10:07 a.m.
A government epidemiologist says she’s very worried after seeing pictures of crowds of people out on the street...
Major studies shows Swiss youth at top of cannabis consumption in Europe

Major studies shows Swiss youth at top of cannabis consumption in Europe

May 20, 2020, 9:51 a.m.
A major study shows Swiss young people are at the top of cannabis consumption in Europe. The numbers show that 13% of...
Hopes for more lockdown easing after infection numbers continue falling

Hopes for more lockdown easing after infection numbers continue falling

May 19, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
There are hopes Switzerland remains on track for further lessening of the lockdown restrictions after the number of p...
Food bank needs exacerbated by loss of cleaning jobs

Food bank needs exacerbated by loss of cleaning jobs

May 19, 2020, 9:25 a.m.
Only 20% of people who employ cleaners or home help have continued to pay their workers during the lockdown – e...
3 separate accidents cause havoc on A1 between Geneva and Lausanne

3 separate accidents cause havoc on A1 between Geneva and Lausanne

May 19, 2020, 9:20 a.m.
A series of three separate accidents on the A1 autoroute between Geneva and Lausanne caused havoc yesterday morning a...
Government confirms it was not aware of Italy's border decision

Government confirms it was not aware of Italy's border decision

May 19, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
The government has confirmed it was not aware of a decision by Italy to reopen its border from June 3rd. 
Car showrooms under threat as vehicle sales plummet

Car showrooms under threat as vehicle sales plummet

May 19, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
Hundreds of car showrooms are under threat as the sales of new vehicles plummets. 
US citizens could be prioritised in case of Switzerland producing vaccine

US citizens could be prioritised in case of Switzerland producing vaccine

May 18, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
The Sunday press is speculating that even if a new Covid-19 vaccine is produced in Switzerland, US citizens could be ...
Home antibody tests' reliability questioned

Home antibody tests' reliability questioned

May 18, 2020, 9:49 a.m.
There are warnings about home antibody tests which are now available online. 
Latest figures show sharp fall in daily infections

Latest figures show sharp fall in daily infections

May 18, 2020, 9:46 a.m.
The latest figures from the Federal Health Office are showing a sharp fall in daily infections – yesterday only...
Former police officer shoots and kills wife and suspected lover

Former police officer shoots and kills wife and suspected lover

May 18, 2020, 9:43 a.m.
A former police officer in Ticino shot and killed his wife and a man assumed to be her new lover. 
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