Number of daily new infections remains above 100

Number of daily new infections remains above 100

Aug. 10, 2020, 9:59 a.m.
The number of new infections in Switzerland remains stubbornly above 100. Yesterday the Federal Office of Public Heal...
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. ...
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...
Geneva becomes coronavirus 'hotspot'

Geneva becomes coronavirus 'hotspot'

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:40 a.m.
Geneva is being called a ‘hotspot’ for coronavirus infections.   
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...
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...
'Superspreader' infects bar-goers and family members in Geneva

'Superspreader' infects bar-goers and family members in Geneva

July 28, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
One person infected 20 others at a bar in Geneva over the weekend. 
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...
Government recalls 13 million masks due to fungal infection

Government recalls 13 million masks due to fungal infection

July 10, 2020, 8:12 a.m.
The government is recalling thousands of face masks distributed to the cantons as they may have a fungal infection.&n...
President admits mask-wearing rules too late as infection rate climbs

President admits mask-wearing rules too late as infection rate climbs

July 6, 2020, 11:47 a.m.
The government is rejecting criticisms from some quarters that the lockdown has been ended too early, as the infectio...
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. 
Growing calls for mandatory mask wearing as infection rate rises

Growing calls for mandatory mask wearing as infection rate rises

June 29, 2020, 9:23 a.m.
There are growing calls to make mask wearing on public transport compulsory as the infection rate starts to rise agai...
Small fraction of public wearing masks on public transport

Small fraction of public wearing masks on public transport

June 18, 2020, 9:01 a.m.
There are further calls to make mask wearing on public transport compulsory after a survey shows only a small fractio...
Federal Health Office combats pandemic fake news

Federal Health Office combats pandemic fake news

June 17, 2020, 10:24 a.m.
The Federal Health Office is launching an attack on the spread of fake news. 
Coronavirus infection number on the rise

Coronavirus infection number on the rise

June 11, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
The number of coronavirus infections is creeping up as the country emerges from lockdown. 
Covid-19 cases could see growth as R number set at over 1

Covid-19 cases could see growth as R number set at over 1

June 9, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
The ‘R’ number in Switzerland is reported as being over 1. That means on average each person carrying the...
19 new Covid-19 cases reported yesterday

19 new Covid-19 cases reported yesterday

June 4, 2020, 9:49 a.m.
The Federal Health Office is reporting 19 new coronavirus infections yesterday. There were 3 on Tuesday and 9 on Mond...
EPFL study shows lockdown positively affected coronavirus transmission

EPFL study shows lockdown positively affected coronavirus transmission

June 2, 2020, 8:56 a.m.
The Swiss lockdown has had a positive effect on the transmission of the coronavirus. That’s according to a stud...
Low infection levels push faster lockdown easing than expected

Low infection levels push faster lockdown easing than expected

May 27, 2020, 10:38 a.m.
The continuing low levels of infection is reportedly pushing the government into further lockdown easing – fast...
Rate of new infections remains low, hope for sport stadiums to reopen

Rate of new infections remains low, hope for sport stadiums to reopen

May 25, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
The rate of new infections in Switzerland remains low – only 11 new cases in the last 24 hours according to the...
Number of new infections remains low

Number of new infections remains low

May 22, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
The latest figures from the Federal Health Office show there were 36 new infections in the last 24 hours. A small dro...
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