Geneva steps up anti-infection rules
Geneva has brought in strict new anti-virus laws to try to stem the high infection rate.
It’s now illegal to hold an event of more than 100 people. For private gatherings of more than 15 people it will be compulsory to wear a mask and take details of those attending for track and trace purposes.
School trips for secondary students and above have been cancelled – but will be allowed for primary children.
Wearing a mask is compulsory in all public areas.
Fines for breaking the rules could be as high as CHF 30,000.
The cantonal doctor is warning the track and trace system is near breaking point. Over the past week nearly 1,000 people have tested positive and four have died in the canton.
But the Automnales Fair due to be held at the Palexpo next month will – for the moment – go ahead. The fair is subject to federal regulations and so outside cantonal jurisdiction.