Lausanne restaurants to use sidewalks and parking spaces until March 2021Sept. 9, 2020, 9:19 a.m.
Cafes and restaurants in Lausanne have been told they can continue to use the public space outside their establishmen...
Spike in infections leads to long queues at testing stationsSept. 3, 2020, 10:46 a.m.
The spike in the number of infections is causing problems at some testing stations. Many are complaining about long q...
Doctors prepare for increase in Covid-19 testing as flu season approachesSept. 2, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
Doctors across the country are preparing for a rush of people wanting Covid-19 tests.
UK adds Switzerland to quarantine listAug. 28, 2020, 8:56 a.m.
Switzerland has been added to the UK’s quarantine list.
Pandemic expected to lead to machinery sector mass job lossesAug. 27, 2020, 10:14 a.m.
The pandemic is expected to lead to heavy job losses in the important machinery sector.
Government restrains from 'red listing' France despite meeting criteriaAug. 27, 2020, 9:46 a.m.
The Federal Council met yesterday and discussed the situation in France. If the government followed its own rules, Fr...
New constitution talks between Syrian representatives halted after 4 test positive for Covid-19Aug. 26, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
The United Nations in Geneva has had to suspend the meeting between different Syrian representatives after four teste...
Universities to welcome more students as fewer school leavers take gap yearAug. 25, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
More students will be going to university this year than ever before – because of Covid-19.
Head of pharmaceutical firm warns Covid treatment unlikely this yearAug. 25, 2020, 9:12 a.m.
The head of the Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis is warning there may not be effective treatment for Covid-19 for s...
Study shows serious effects of lockdown on mental healthAug. 24, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
The lockdown has had a serious impact on the mental health of millions in the country.
Pandemic leads to more interest in countryside livingAug. 24, 2020, 9:12 a.m.
The pandemic is causing people to reassess where they want to live – and it’s not in the cities.
Course de L'Escalade cancelledAug. 24, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
It won’t be much of a surprise, but this year’s Course de l’Escalade in Geneva has been cancelled.
Zurich mayor worried as new Covid cases continue to riseAug. 24, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
The Federal Health Office says there were 276 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. That includes 42 from a late r...
Increasing rate of infection in France leads to border closure concernsAug. 21, 2020, 10:41 a.m.
The increasing rate of infection in France is leading to worries of the border being closed once again.
Vaud to focus on environment as children head back to schoolAug. 20, 2020, 9:38 a.m.
The rest of the country’s schools start again on Monday – meaning staff and children will have to get use...
Zurich airline passengers to have details passed on to Federal Health OfficeAug. 20, 2020, 9:31 a.m.
Airline passengers arriving from a country on the ‘at-risk’ list into Zurich airport will have their deta...
Bars and clubs suffer as majority still await financial aidAug. 18, 2020, 9:18 a.m.
Bars and nightclubs are suffering as they were forced to close during the lockdown and even now capacity is only at a...
Government secures coronavirus treatment drug with Zurich pharmaceutical companyAug. 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 ...
1 in 4 would refuse Covid-19 vaccine, survey showsAug. 12, 2020, 9:08 a.m.
A survey is showing 1 in 4 Swiss residents would refuse a Covid-19 vaccine if one comes available.
Swiss economy expected to suffer less than others in EuropeAug. 6, 2020, 10:14 a.m.
The Swiss economy is expect to suffer less from the Covid-19 crisis than other countries in Europe.
Basel airport introduces compulsory Covid-19 testing for 3 countriesAug. 4, 2020, 10:01 a.m.
Basel’s EuroAirport has introduced compulsory coronavirus testing for passengers arriving from Turkey, Israel a...
Calls for Spain to be placed on quarantine list as infection rates spikeAug. 4, 2020, 9:54 a.m.
There are calls for those returning to Switzerland from holidaying in Spain to be put in quarantine.
Seven sailors celebrate National Day with fondue whilst floating down Rhone on kayakAug. 3, 2020, 11:26 a.m.
A group of seven sailors have celebrated Swiss National Day by enjoying a full-scale fondue onboard a kayak. ...
Unmarried couples living in different countries to reuniteAug. 3, 2020, 11:21 a.m.
From this morning, unmarried couples living apart between Switzerland and a so-called ‘third country’ nat...