First vaccines in January

First vaccines in January

Nov. 27, 2020, 6:46 a.m.
The health minister Alain Berset says the first vaccinations should be available in January, but no mass vaccination ...
Geneva green lights financial package for struggling firms

Geneva green lights financial package for struggling firms

Nov. 27, 2020, 6:40 a.m.
Geneva is releasing several more millions of francs to help business affected by the lockdown.
Could Switzerland go it alone on the slopes?

Could Switzerland go it alone on the slopes?

Nov. 27, 2020, 6:38 a.m.
A debate is raging if Switzerland should follow other skiing nations, such as France, Germany, Italy and Austria if t...
Geneva rules swayed by French decision

Geneva rules swayed by French decision

Nov. 26, 2020, 6:44 a.m.
Geneva authorities are admitting the decision to loosen lockdown restrictions in the canton has been influenced by th...
Sankt Gallen non-lockdown questioned

Sankt Gallen non-lockdown questioned

Nov. 26, 2020, 6:29 a.m.
Questions are being asked why canton Sankt Gallen is doing nothing to stop the spread of the virus as it’s now ...
Infection rates drop - but worries over winter continue

Infection rates drop - but worries over winter continue

Nov. 25, 2020, 6:17 a.m.
Infection rates are dropping across the country – but there are fears as the weather gets colder, rates could c...
France to move from lockdown to curfew

France to move from lockdown to curfew

Nov. 25, 2020, 6:14 a.m.
France will come out of lockdown on the 15th December – but there will be a curfew instead.
Man fined for not quarantining

Man fined for not quarantining

Nov. 25, 2020, 6:12 a.m.
A man in Aargau has ben fined CHF 1,000 for not quarantining after he returned from Ukraine. 62-year-old Thomas Ba...
Switzerland may have to wait for Covid vaccine

Switzerland may have to wait for Covid vaccine

Nov. 24, 2020, 9:09 a.m.
We may have to wait until after the New Year before a vaccine becomes available in Switzerland – and then older...
Hopeful signs of falling infection rates in Geneva

Hopeful signs of falling infection rates in Geneva

Nov. 24, 2020, 7:01 a.m.
There are encouraging signs infection rates ae coming down in Geneva as fewer people are being admitted to the Univer...
Basel City residents annoyed by half-lockdown

Basel City residents annoyed by half-lockdown

Nov. 24, 2020, 6:59 a.m.
Residents in the half canton of Basel-City are angry that they’re on lockdown and businesses are forced to clos...
Federal Heath Office - cautiously optimistic

Federal Heath Office - cautiously optimistic

Nov. 23, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
The head of the Federal Health Office, Anne Lévy, sounded a cautiously optimistic note yesterday as infection ...
Valais to extend lockdown

Valais to extend lockdown

Nov. 23, 2020, 6:19 a.m.
Canton Valais is extending its lockdown for a further two weeks. But there will be some loosening of restrictions for...
Switzerland calls for climate friendly post-pandemic recovery

Switzerland calls for climate friendly post-pandemic recovery

Nov. 23, 2020, 6:09 a.m.
Switzerland is calling for the economic recovery after the pandemic to be climate-friendly.
Infection rate drops - death rate should follow

Infection rate drops - death rate should follow

Nov. 20, 2020, 7:10 a.m.
The infection rate in Switzerland is coming down. Over the last 24 hours, nearly 5,000 were confirmed new cases &ndas...
Geneva protestors fight lockdown

Geneva protestors fight lockdown

Nov. 20, 2020, 7:04 a.m.
Hundreds protested in Geneva yesterday against the continuing cantonal lockdown.
Canton moves from worst hit to safest - track and trace to thank

Canton moves from worst hit to safest - track and trace to thank

Nov. 20, 2020, 6:57 a.m.
Canton Schwyz is being studied by epidemiologists as it has moved from one of the worst hit cantons to one of the saf...
Small loosening of Geneva restrictions

Small loosening of Geneva restrictions

Nov. 19, 2020, 6:03 a.m.
Geneva is loosening its lockdown regulations slightly.
Contactless CHF 80 limit to remain

Contactless CHF 80 limit to remain

Nov. 19, 2020, 6:01 a.m.
The limit for contactless payments will stay at CHF 80.
Woman fined for breaking isolation leading to mass quarantine

Woman fined for breaking isolation leading to mass quarantine

Nov. 19, 2020, 5:52 a.m.
A young woman in canton Solothurn has been fined for leaving her home and going to a party, despite testing positive ...
Pressure on ICU remains high

Pressure on ICU remains high

Nov. 18, 2020, 6:23 a.m.
Although the infection rate is falling, its not by much and there’s still pressure on intensive care beds.
Support for Geneva lockdown falls - bar owners threaten rebellion

Support for Geneva lockdown falls - bar owners threaten rebellion

Nov. 18, 2020, 6:21 a.m.
Support for the Geneva lockdown seems to be crumbling – and café and bar owners are threatening to break...
Economist calls for sceptics to be denied care

Economist calls for sceptics to be denied care

Nov. 18, 2020, 6:13 a.m.
Comments by a Zurich based health economist are being rejected by all sides.
Switzerland is a worry for neighbours

Switzerland is a worry for neighbours

Nov. 17, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
Switzerland is a European hotspot – and our neighbours fear we could become a second Sweden – noted for n...
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