Lausanne restaurants to use sidewalks and parking spaces until March 2021

Lausanne restaurants to use sidewalks and parking spaces until March 2021

Sept. 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 stations

Spike in infections leads to long queues at testing stations

Sept. 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 approaches

Doctors prepare for increase in Covid-19 testing as flu season approaches

Sept. 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 list

UK adds Switzerland to quarantine list

Aug. 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 losses

Pandemic expected to lead to machinery sector mass job losses

Aug. 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 criteria

Government restrains from 'red listing' France despite meeting criteria

Aug. 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-19

New constitution talks between Syrian representatives halted after 4 test positive for Covid-19

Aug. 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 year

Universities to welcome more students as fewer school leavers take gap year

Aug. 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 year

Head of pharmaceutical firm warns Covid treatment unlikely this year

Aug. 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 health

Study shows serious effects of lockdown on mental health

Aug. 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 living

Pandemic leads to more interest in countryside living

Aug. 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 cancelled

Course de L'Escalade cancelled

Aug. 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 rise

Zurich mayor worried as new Covid cases continue to rise

Aug. 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 concerns

Increasing rate of infection in France leads to border closure concerns

Aug. 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 school

Vaud to focus on environment as children head back to school

Aug. 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 Office

Zurich airline passengers to have details passed on to Federal Health Office

Aug. 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 aid

Bars and clubs suffer as majority still await financial aid

Aug. 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 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 ...
1 in 4 would refuse Covid-19 vaccine, survey shows

1 in 4 would refuse Covid-19 vaccine, survey shows

Aug. 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 Europe

Swiss economy expected to suffer less than others in Europe

Aug. 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 countries

Basel airport introduces compulsory Covid-19 testing for 3 countries

Aug. 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 spike

Calls for Spain to be placed on quarantine list as infection rates spike

Aug. 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 kayak

Seven sailors celebrate National Day with fondue whilst floating down Rhone on kayak

Aug. 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 reunite

Unmarried couples living in different countries to reunite

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:21 a.m.
From this morning, unmarried couples living apart between Switzerland and a so-called ‘third country’ nat...
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