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. 
Gotthard Tunnel saw 9km tailbacks over weekend

Gotthard Tunnel saw 9km tailbacks over weekend

Aug. 10, 2020, 10:02 a.m.
Weekend traffic at the Gotthard Tunnel led to delays of more than an hour at the southern entrance as many holiday-ma...
Players and fans pile on pressure to restart sporting events

Players and fans pile on pressure to restart sporting events

Aug. 7, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
Sports fans are trying to pile on the pressure to allow spectators to once again enjoy sporting events.  
Ticino to extend Covid-19 protective measures by 2 weeks

Ticino to extend Covid-19 protective measures by 2 weeks

Aug. 7, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
The canton of Ticino has extended protective coronavirus measures for another two weeks from this coming Sunday. ...
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.   
Geneva becomes coronavirus 'hotspot'

Geneva becomes coronavirus 'hotspot'

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:40 a.m.
Geneva is being called a ‘hotspot’ for coronavirus infections.   
Nightclubs not source of most infections

Nightclubs not source of most infections

Aug. 3, 2020, 10:54 a.m.
Nightclubs are not the source of the most infections of coronavirus in Switzerland.   
Geneva bar closes after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

Geneva bar closes after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

July 29, 2020, 10 a.m.
A Geneva bar will close for the next 10 days after one if its staff tested positive for Covid-19. 
Zug prison quarantines after inmate tests positive

Zug prison quarantines after inmate tests positive

July 28, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
A prison in canton Zug is in quarantine after an inmate tested positive. The prison says the man didn’t catch t...
Researchers develop formula showing link between lockdown and death rates

Researchers develop formula showing link between lockdown and death rates

July 27, 2020, 10:22 a.m.
A study by the University of Bern suggests if the government had waited an extra week before locking down on the 16th...
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. 
Senior doctor warns face shields do not protect wearer, masks do

Senior doctor warns face shields do not protect wearer, masks do

July 15, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
A senior doctor is warning face shields offer no protection against the coronavirus – and people should wear ma...
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...
Epidemiologist says 'second wave is here' as infection rate continues to rise

Epidemiologist says 'second wave is here' as infection rate continues to rise

July 2, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
The infection rate is rising, leading to concerns the second wave is here. 
Geneva International Motor Show finds potential buyers

Geneva International Motor Show finds potential buyers

July 1, 2020, 10:12 a.m.
Potential buyers of the Geneva International Motor Show are emerging. 
Geneva prioritises football over Cirque du Soleil

Geneva prioritises football over Cirque du Soleil

June 29, 2020, 9:11 a.m.
What’s more important – the football or the Cirque du Soleil? Well, the city of Geneva says the football....
Covid-19 'super-spreader' causes 300 person quarantine

Covid-19 'super-spreader' causes 300 person quarantine

June 29, 2020, 9:09 a.m.
Zurich is reporting its first case of a Covid-19 super-spreader with 300 people now in quarantine. 
21-hour party triggers coronavirus concerns

21-hour party triggers coronavirus concerns

June 29, 2020, 9:06 a.m.
A party raged for 21 hours in Bern over the weekend, triggering noise complaints and worries about spreading the coro...
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...
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...
TGV trains between France and Switzerland ramp up

TGV trains between France and Switzerland ramp up

June 18, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
Fast train services between Switzerland and France are being ramped up. 
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