Demonstrations held to protest Covid-19 restrictions

Demonstrations held to protest Covid-19 restrictions

May 11, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
Demonstrators gathered in several cities on Saturday, protesting the coronavirus restrictions. 
Initial tests show Geneva nowhere near close to herd immunity

Initial tests show Geneva nowhere near close to herd immunity

May 8, 2020, 9:34 a.m.
Initial tests show that around 10% of the Geneva population have been exposed to the coronavirus, which would eq...
Geneva and Annemasse officials meet at border in 'cold war' like scene

Geneva and Annemasse officials meet at border in 'cold war' like scene

May 8, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
In a scene which the press likened to a cold war prisoner swap, officials from canton Geneva and the neighbouring Fre...
Survey shows Swiss concerned about loss of personal freedoms

Survey shows Swiss concerned about loss of personal freedoms

May 8, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
A new survey shows Swiss people are becoming more concerned about the loss of personal freedoms – which many fe...
Straight road becomes notorious for speeders during lockdown

Straight road becomes notorious for speeders during lockdown

May 8, 2020, 9:25 a.m.
A straight section of road in canton Zurich is becoming notorious for speeders during the lockdown. 
Number of people testing positive for coronavirus increases for second day

Number of people testing positive for coronavirus increases for second day

May 8, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
For the second day in a row the number of people who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus is up. In the last ...
City of Geneva tries to prevent complete return to normal

City of Geneva tries to prevent complete return to normal

May 7, 2020, 9:57 a.m.
As the country prepares for a limited re-opening from Monday, the city of Geneva is keen not to have everything retur...
Parliament ignores own social distancing rules once wine begins flowing

Parliament ignores own social distancing rules once wine begins flowing

May 7, 2020, 9:54 a.m.
Parliamentarians are under fire for seemingly ignoring their own social distancing rules. 
Man rescued after being trapped under quad bike for 5 hours

Man rescued after being trapped under quad bike for 5 hours

May 7, 2020, 9:51 a.m.
A man in canton Graubünden was trapped under his quad bike for more than 5 hours before being rescued. 
Parliament agrees to financial assistance package worth CHF 57bn

Parliament agrees to financial assistance package worth CHF 57bn

May 7, 2020, 9:43 a.m.
Parliament has agreed to a financial assistance package worth CHF 57bn to help businesses and organizations cope with...
Crime has dropped considerably since lockdown began

Crime has dropped considerably since lockdown began

May 7, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a number of crimes has dropped considerably since the lockdown came into force. 
Number of new cases jumps up after falling for several days

Number of new cases jumps up after falling for several days

May 7, 2020, 9:33 a.m.
The number of new coronavirus infections jumped yesterday after falling for several days. 
Public warned to not get complacent as more details on life after lockdown emerge

Public warned to not get complacent as more details on life after lockdown emerge

May 6, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
More details are now emerging on how life will be different when the lockdown lifts a little on Monday. 
Ticino to test a selection of population for coronavirus

Ticino to test a selection of population for coronavirus

May 6, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
Authorities in canton Ticino are collecting blood from 1,500 people to determine who has had the coronavirus. 
Geneva winegrowers fly in workers for the harvest

Geneva winegrowers fly in workers for the harvest

May 6, 2020, 9:42 a.m.
Geneva winegrowers are flying in workers to help with the harvest. 
Members of international hacking gang arrested for Migros points theft

Members of international hacking gang arrested for Migros points theft

May 6, 2020, 9:34 a.m.
Members of an international hacking gang have been arrested in Vaud and Poland after a Swiss based team tried to rede...
Restaurant diners to leave name and number as part of new rules

Restaurant diners to leave name and number as part of new rules

May 6, 2020, 9:26 a.m.
Anyone who wants to go out for a drink or a meal on Monday will have to leave their name and phone number. 
Helping Hand phone line receives more calls during lockdown

Helping Hand phone line receives more calls during lockdown

May 5, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
The telephone psychological support service, the Helping Hand, has received more calls during the lockdown as people ...
Security alert at Zurich train station leads to man's arrest

Security alert at Zurich train station leads to man's arrest

May 5, 2020, 9:13 a.m.
A man has been arrested after a security alert at Zurich main train station on Sunday. 
Geneva bar owners investigated for reopening too early

Geneva bar owners investigated for reopening too early

May 5, 2020, 9:06 a.m.
A pair of Geneva bar owners are being questioned after they opened too early. 
Basel police rescue deer trapped in underground car park

Basel police rescue deer trapped in underground car park

May 5, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
Basel police had to track down a deer which had wandered into the middle of the city and then was trapped in an under...
Petition calls for more humanitarian economy reboot as rate of infection continues to fall

Petition calls for more humanitarian economy reboot as rate of infection continues to fall

May 5, 2020, 9 a.m.
The rate of infections continues to flatten. The Federal Health Office says there were 76 new cases yesterday –...
Restaurant burglar suspected of leaving ID at crime scene

Restaurant burglar suspected of leaving ID at crime scene

May 4, 2020, 9:56 a.m.
A burglar who stole cash from a Thai restaurant in Zurich will be kicking himself for being so forgetful – he l...
SWISS Airlines sends planes to Jordan for long-term storage

SWISS Airlines sends planes to Jordan for long-term storage

May 4, 2020, 9:53 a.m.
SWISS International Airlines are clearly preparing for lower demand after the lockdown as plane spotters on air traff...
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