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.   
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...
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...
SWISS to return to 40% of pre-pandemic schedule by end of October

SWISS to return to 40% of pre-pandemic schedule by end of October

June 30, 2020, 10:02 a.m.
SWISS International Airlines says it plans to have 40% of its pre-pandemic services running by the end of October. 
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...
Economic effect of lockdown to be felt for sometime as benefit claims increase

Economic effect of lockdown to be felt for sometime as benefit claims increase

June 22, 2020, 9:18 a.m.
The economic effect of the lockdown will be felt for some time. 
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. 
Summer jobs being cut due to pandemic

Summer jobs being cut due to pandemic

June 16, 2020, 8:59 a.m.
The pandemic is likely to have an impact on young people looking for a summer job. 
Art Basel 2020 cancelled

Art Basel 2020 cancelled

June 8, 2020, 12:04 p.m.
The major art fair – Art Basel – has been cancelled. 
Study shows workers more productive at home

Study shows workers more productive at home

June 8, 2020, 12:01 p.m.
New figures out suggest the anecdotal evidence of workers being more productive while at home is true. 
Switzerland named safest country in the world for Covid-19

Switzerland named safest country in the world for Covid-19

June 8, 2020, 11:58 a.m.
Switzerland is the safest country in the world for Covid-19. Germany is second. 
Thousands queue each week for bag of food in Geneva

Thousands queue each week for bag of food in Geneva

June 5, 2020, 9:02 a.m.
It has become somewhat routine: every Saturday a few thousand people queue for a bag of free food and other...
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...
Cost of toilet paper falls as demand drops

Cost of toilet paper falls as demand drops

June 4, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
The cost of toilet paper is dropping. 
easyJet to recommence flights from June 15th

easyJet to recommence flights from June 15th

May 28, 2020, 10:10 a.m.
The budget airline easyJet will restart operations from June 15th – almost at full capacity. 
Head of pandemic crisis response, Daniel Koch, to retire

Head of pandemic crisis response, Daniel Koch, to retire

May 28, 2020, 10:07 a.m.
In another sign the worst of the infection is behind us – the man who has personified Switzerland’s respo...
Life to largely return to normal by June 19th

Life to largely return to normal by June 19th

May 28, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
June 19th is the date to aim for. The government says from then there will be further relaxations in the lockdow...
Survey reveals 90% of us want to continue working from home

Survey reveals 90% of us want to continue working from home

May 27, 2020, 10:31 a.m.
We do all like working from home – and want to continue after the pandemic.
Finance minister worries about EU stability as pandemic takes its toll

Finance minister worries about EU stability as pandemic takes its toll

May 20, 2020, 10:11 a.m.
The finance minister says Switzerland is stronger outside the EU – but he warns the financial crises due to the...
Plan put forth to help businesses forced to close during pandemic

Plan put forth to help businesses forced to close during pandemic

May 13, 2020, 10:49 a.m.
A plan to help businesses forced to close during the pandemic has been put forward by the National Economic Council.&...
Switzerland prepares for Covid-19 second wave over summer

Switzerland prepares for Covid-19 second wave over summer

April 29, 2020, 9:12 a.m.
While the current rate of infections is flattening, experts are now preparing for a second wave which may hit in July...
Authorities confident spread of virus has stabilised

Authorities confident spread of virus has stabilised

April 16, 2020, 10:02 a.m.
As the downward trend of infection rates here in Switzerland continue, the number of new cases of coronavirus increas...
University of Basel conducts online survey about stress during pandemic

University of Basel conducts online survey about stress during pandemic

April 8, 2020, 9:48 a.m.
The University of Basel wants people to respond to an online survey about stress during the coronavirus. 
Swiss Post launches charity stamp to mark pandemic

Swiss Post launches charity stamp to mark pandemic

April 7, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
The Swiss Post is issuing a specially designed charitable stamp to mark the coronavirus pandemic. 
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