Helping Hand phone line receives more calls during lockdown

Helping Hand phone line receives more calls during lockdown

May 5, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
The telephone psychological support service, the Helping Hand, has received more calls during the lockdown as people ...
Security alert at Zurich train station leads to man's arrest

Security alert at Zurich train station leads to man's arrest

May 5, 2020, 9:13 a.m.
A man has been arrested after a security alert at Zurich main train station on Sunday. 
Geneva bar owners investigated for reopening too early

Geneva bar owners investigated for reopening too early

May 5, 2020, 9:06 a.m.
A pair of Geneva bar owners are being questioned after they opened too early. 
Basel police rescue deer trapped in underground car park

Basel police rescue deer trapped in underground car park

May 5, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
Basel police had to track down a deer which had wandered into the middle of the city and then was trapped in an under...
Petition calls for more humanitarian economy reboot as rate of infection continues to fall

Petition calls for more humanitarian economy reboot as rate of infection continues to fall

May 5, 2020, 9 a.m.
The rate of infections continues to flatten. The Federal Health Office says there were 76 new cases yesterday –...
Restaurant burglar suspected of leaving ID at crime scene

Restaurant burglar suspected of leaving ID at crime scene

May 4, 2020, 9:56 a.m.
A burglar who stole cash from a Thai restaurant in Zurich will be kicking himself for being so forgetful – he l...
SWISS Airlines sends planes to Jordan for long-term storage

SWISS Airlines sends planes to Jordan for long-term storage

May 4, 2020, 9:53 a.m.
SWISS International Airlines are clearly preparing for lower demand after the lockdown as plane spotters on air traff...
Home delivery drug deals becoming 'new normal'

Home delivery drug deals becoming 'new normal'

May 4, 2020, 9:51 a.m.
During the lockdown many businesses have adjusted to the new reality to make sure the money keeps coming in. 
Armed officers surround mosque linked to Muslim hate preacher

Armed officers surround mosque linked to Muslim hate preacher

May 4, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
Bern cantonal police launched a massive operation yesterday in Biel after witnesses say they heard a shot outside a m...
Covid-19 Task Force discusses social distance measures lasting next 2 years

Covid-19 Task Force discusses social distance measures lasting next 2 years

May 4, 2020, 9:43 a.m.
The head of the government’s scientific task force for Covid-19 says social distancing measures may have to sta...
Swiss pharmaceutical firm given green light to produce millions of Covid-19 testing kits

Swiss pharmaceutical firm given green light to produce millions of Covid-19 testing kits

May 4, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
The Swiss pharmaceutical firm Roche is ready to produce millions of testing kits which should determine if someone ha...
National Covid-19 posters change to mark new rules

National Covid-19 posters change to mark new rules

May 1, 2020, 8:05 a.m.
The posters that are everywhere at the moment outlining the lockdown and social distancing rules are changing colour....
Cantons to each decide how best to reopen schools

Cantons to each decide how best to reopen schools

May 1, 2020, 8:02 a.m.
Schools will be reopening from May 11th but it is up to the cantons on how best to keep the children safe. 
Coronavirus tracking app being tested by soldiers in Vaud

Coronavirus tracking app being tested by soldiers in Vaud

May 1, 2020, 7:59 a.m.
A new app designed to track if users have come into contact with an infected person is being tested by soldiers in Va...
Number of daily new infections rises

Number of daily new infections rises

May 1, 2020, 7:55 a.m.
The number of infections in Switzerland has risen all this week. Yesterday 179 tested positive, Wednesday were 140 an...
Video showing toilet brush contaminating salad used to blackmail restaurant

Video showing toilet brush contaminating salad used to blackmail restaurant

May 1, 2020, 7:52 a.m.
A restauranteur in Zurich is refusing to be blackmailed after a video appeared on YouTube which shows someone using a...
Confusion over government's lockdown easing announcement

Confusion over government's lockdown easing announcement

May 1, 2020, 7:49 a.m.
Yesterday’s announcement of the next stages of lockdown easing has not gone smoothly. 
Small village on Geneva border petitions against return of traffic

Small village on Geneva border petitions against return of traffic

April 30, 2020, 10:31 a.m.
Residents of the small Geneva border village of Soral have signed a petition calling for the border to be closed at c...
Government to help SWISS and Edelweiss but not easyJet

Government to help SWISS and Edelweiss but not easyJet

April 30, 2020, 10:24 a.m.
The government is to help some of the Swiss aviation sector – but the money comes with strict rules and not all...
Border controls to ease from May 11th

Border controls to ease from May 11th

April 30, 2020, 10:19 a.m.
Border controls will be lightened from May 11th – but there will still be checks. 
More openings to come ahead of summer but groups of 6+ still banned

More openings to come ahead of summer but groups of 6+ still banned

April 30, 2020, 10:15 a.m.
Other openings from May will be primary and secondary schools, some sports will be allowed and public transport will ...
Direct democracy to recommence in September with extensive list to vote on

Direct democracy to recommence in September with extensive list to vote on

April 30, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
Direct democracy has also been on hold during the lockdown – so voters will have an extensive list to vote on i...
Police prepare in case of International Workers Day march

Police prepare in case of International Workers Day march

April 30, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
Police forces around the country are on alert in case marchers take to the streets tomorrow to mark International Wor...
Government reveals service industry rules amidst criticism

Government reveals service industry rules amidst criticism

April 30, 2020, 10 a.m.
The government has revealed further relaxation of the lockdown over the next few weeks – but not everyone is ha...
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