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Number of infections rising, federal and cantonal relationships strain

National News // July 31, 2020

The number of new infections continue to climb. In the last 24 hours the Federal Health Office say there were 220 new cases. 

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That’s up from 192 cases the day before and 132 on Tuesday. 

The rising infection rate is straining the relationship between the federal government and the cantons. 

At a press conference yesterday, the head of the Federal Health Office, Pascal Strupler called on the cantons to bring in laws to make sure everyone has to wear a mask and to limit nightclub attendees to 100 people. 

But a group of cantonal doctors issued a statement describing the current patchwork of rules as positive. 

 

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