Government secures coronavirus treatment drug with Zurich pharmaceutical company

Government secures coronavirus treatment drug with Zurich pharmaceutical company

Aug. 12, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
The government says it has agreed with a Zurich based pharmaceutical company to secure 200,000 doses of a drug which ...
Cantons hand out over CHF 2m in Covid-19 fines

Cantons hand out over CHF 2m in Covid-19 fines

Aug. 11, 2020, 9:24 a.m.
In total the cantons have handed out over CHF 2m in fines for breaking Covid-19 restrictions. 
Rental costs rise despite pandemic

Rental costs rise despite pandemic

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Swiss rental costs have continued to rise, despite the coronavirus pandemic.   
Holidaymakers warned that countries' quarantine statuses could change

Holidaymakers warned that countries' quarantine statuses could change

July 23, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
The Federal Health Office is warning holidaymakers the status of the country they’re visiting could change whil...
Latest figures show no new Covid deaths last week

Latest figures show no new Covid deaths last week

July 20, 2020, 8:28 a.m.
The latest figures from the Federal Health Office show 99 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last...
Coronavirus far from over in Switzerland

Coronavirus far from over in Switzerland

July 17, 2020, 10:29 a.m.
The latest figures from the Federal Health Office shows the fight against coronavirus is far from over. 
Many uninstall Covid-19 track and trace app

Many uninstall Covid-19 track and trace app

July 14, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
More people are uninstalling the Covid-19 track and trace app. Figures from Sunday show just over 950,000 have the ap...
Government issues quarantine orders for 28 countries

Government issues quarantine orders for 28 countries

July 3, 2020, 8:02 a.m.
The government is bringing in strict quarantine rules for travellers from several at risk countries. Those arriving w...
Contact tracing app reveals Covid daily infections up

Contact tracing app reveals Covid daily infections up

June 26, 2020, 9:03 a.m.
The contact tracing app has been downloaded more than 150,000 times, but it won’t work on around 20% of phones ...
Coronavirus tests free for everyone

Coronavirus tests free for everyone

June 25, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
The government says that from now on all coronavirus tests will be free for everyone. The aim is to encourage more te...
Art sector lights up red for thousands of jobs at risk

Art sector lights up red for thousands of jobs at risk

June 23, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
Last night, theatres, concert halls and opera houses lit up in red across the country as the arts sector warns thousa...
Stethoscope being developed to recognise unique Covid-19 acoustics

Stethoscope being developed to recognise unique Covid-19 acoustics

June 22, 2020, 9:11 a.m.
A new stethoscope is being developed at Geneva University which is being described as a medical version of ‘Sha...
Only 1 in 10 have developed antibodies against Covid-19 in Geneva

Only 1 in 10 have developed antibodies against Covid-19 in Geneva

June 12, 2020, 9:03 a.m.
Despite Geneva being one of the worst hit cantons with the coronavirus, a study is suggesting less than 11% of the po...
Coronavirus infection number on the rise

Coronavirus infection number on the rise

June 11, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
The number of coronavirus infections is creeping up as the country emerges from lockdown. 
Those with mild symptoms encouraged to get free coronavirus test

Those with mild symptoms encouraged to get free coronavirus test

June 11, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
Anyone with mild symptoms of the coronavirus is being urged to get tested for free at the Geneva University Hospital....
Geneva to launch 'adapting to coronavirus' campaign

Geneva to launch 'adapting to coronavirus' campaign

June 4, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
Geneva is launching a campaign to show residents how to live with the coronavirus. 
EPFL study shows lockdown positively affected coronavirus transmission

EPFL study shows lockdown positively affected coronavirus transmission

June 2, 2020, 8:56 a.m.
The Swiss lockdown has had a positive effect on the transmission of the coronavirus. That’s according to a stud...
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 ...
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...
Donate to the food drive in Geneva this weekend

Donate to the food drive in Geneva this weekend

May 15, 2020, 6:40 a.m.
Last weekend pictures of people queuing up for food handouts in Geneva went across the world as many were surprised t...
Demonstrations held to protest Covid-19 restrictions

Demonstrations held to protest Covid-19 restrictions

May 11, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
Demonstrators gathered in several cities on Saturday, protesting the coronavirus restrictions. 
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