Salary support to continue as unemployment fund boosted

Salary support to continue as unemployment fund boosted

Aug. 13, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
The government says support for companies will continue until the end of the year. 
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 ...
Cantonal check-ups on companies' Covid-19 protective measures sporadic

Cantonal check-ups on companies' Covid-19 protective measures sporadic

Aug. 10, 2020, 9:48 a.m.
Research by yesterday’s SonntagsBlick shows anti-Covid-19 measures are only being sporadically carried out by t...
Government reissues list of quarantine countries

Government reissues list of quarantine countries

Aug. 6, 2020, 10:11 a.m.
The federal government has issued a renewed list of quarantine countries, now including Spain and Singapore.  
Government criticised for lack of control over infection spread

Government criticised for lack of control over infection spread

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:43 a.m.
The Swiss Office for Federal Health is being criticised for not having a handle on the source of new coronavirus infe...
Number of infections rising, federal and cantonal relationships strain

Number of infections rising, federal and cantonal relationships strain

July 31, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
The number of new infections continue to climb. In the last 24 hours the Federal Health Office say there were 220 new...
Speculation that large gatherings could be banned until March

Speculation that large gatherings could be banned until March

July 29, 2020, 10:11 a.m.
There’s speculation that large scale gatherings could be banned by the government until March next year.&n...
Referendum launched against track and trace app

Referendum launched against track and trace app

July 21, 2020, 8:49 a.m.
A referendum has been launched against the Swiss government’s Covid-19 track and trace app.
Geneva anti-immigration movements launch referendum to stop compensation for undeclared workers

Geneva anti-immigration movements launch referendum to stop compensation for undeclared workers

July 14, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
The Geneva branch of the Swiss People’s Party, together with the anti-immigration Geneva Citizens Movement, are...
Sanctions applied against Nicaraguan officials over human rights issues

Sanctions applied against Nicaraguan officials over human rights issues

June 25, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
Switzerland is applying sanctions against six Nicaraguan government officials and urges the authorities in the centra...
Government to defend free movement in EU ahead of referendum

Government to defend free movement in EU ahead of referendum

June 23, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
The government is launching a defence of free movement with the EU ahead of a referendum due in September. 
Lockdown over as rules lifted or lightened

Lockdown over as rules lifted or lightened

June 22, 2020, 9:24 a.m.
The country moves out of lockdown today with many rules either abolished or lightened. 
Concern over social distancing rules for older students

Concern over social distancing rules for older students

June 22, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
Education authorities across the country are concerned that if the government doesn’t change its social distanc...
Local governments decide against raising tax to fix financial losses

Local governments decide against raising tax to fix financial losses

May 29, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
The finances of Swiss cities have taken a hit due to the shut-down, but local governments are being urged not to rais...
Grandparents and grandchildren to reunite soon, contact-tracing app moves to test phase

Grandparents and grandchildren to reunite soon, contact-tracing app moves to test phase

May 26, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
Grandparents should be able to look after their grandchildren soon – and parliament will discuss the rights of ...
Professional sports back on from 1st June

Professional sports back on from 1st June

May 26, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
Further good news for sports fans. The government is set to allow professional sports again from June 1st. 
Business owners use emergency government cash to buy back super-cars

Business owners use emergency government cash to buy back super-cars

May 25, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Several small and medium sized business owners are being criticized for using emergency government cash to buy back t...
Epidemiologist concerned over crowds seen at weekend

Epidemiologist concerned over crowds seen at weekend

May 20, 2020, 10:07 a.m.
A government epidemiologist says she’s very worried after seeing pictures of crowds of people out on the street...
Government confirms it was not aware of Italy's border decision

Government confirms it was not aware of Italy's border decision

May 19, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
The government has confirmed it was not aware of a decision by Italy to reopen its border from June 3rd. 
Only 5% of train passengers estimated to wear masks

Only 5% of train passengers estimated to wear masks

May 15, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
Despite government recommendations, only about 5% of train passengers are wearing a mask. 
Confusion over government's lockdown easing announcement

Confusion over government's lockdown easing announcement

May 1, 2020, 7:49 a.m.
Yesterday’s announcement of the next stages of lockdown easing has not gone smoothly. 
Government to help SWISS and Edelweiss but not easyJet

Government to help SWISS and Edelweiss but not easyJet

April 30, 2020, 10:24 a.m.
The government is to help some of the Swiss aviation sector – but the money comes with strict rules and not all...
Switzerland experiences first day of easing lockdown restrictions

Switzerland experiences first day of easing lockdown restrictions

April 28, 2020, 9:57 a.m.
Switzerland began easing out of lockdown restrictions yesterday.
Lockdown restriction easing begins

Lockdown restriction easing begins

April 27, 2020, 8:52 a.m.
Today - after 6 weeks in coronavirus lockdown - Switzerland is starting, slowly, to ease restrictions across the coun...
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