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Ticino holds minute silence to mark 100 deaths

National News // March 31, 2020

A minute’s silence has been held in Ticino.  

Pixabay Ticino holds minute silence to mark 100 deaths

The tribute was to mark 100 deaths in the canton - still the frontline of the crisis in Switzerland..  

To ease concerns over hospital staffing, Italy has guaranteed those Italians working in Ticino’s medical facilities will still be able to continue commuting across the border. 

A plane from China carrying vital medical supplies is due to land in Geneva next week. It will be carrying 92 tons of protective personal equipment as part of a private initiative - intended to help hospitals in Western Switzerland and Ticino. 

The shipment will include masks, gloves, gowns, glasses and thermometers, currently being stored in a warehouse in Shanghai.


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