Holidaymakers warned that countries' quarantine statuses could change

Holidaymakers warned that countries' quarantine statuses could change

July 23, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
The Federal Health Office is warning holidaymakers the status of the country they’re visiting could change whil...
Fire in Lausanne train station caused by dropped battery

Fire in Lausanne train station caused by dropped battery

July 23, 2020, 8:53 a.m.
A small fire broke out at the main train station in Lausanne after a man dropped his backpack, which contained a batt...
Major storms cause flooding and rockfalls in Valais

Major storms cause flooding and rockfalls in Valais

July 23, 2020, 8:51 a.m.
Canton Valais and parts of Fribourg were hit by major storms last night, triggering flash-flooding and rockfalls. 
Pastor chooses to accept gift despite clear church rules

Pastor chooses to accept gift despite clear church rules

July 23, 2020, 8:48 a.m.
A pastor in Bern had to make a choice: the church or accepting a legacy from one of his parishioners. He chose t...
Locals dispute youngest person to climb Matterhorn claims

Locals dispute youngest person to climb Matterhorn claims

July 23, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
The celebration in the British media about the youngest person ever to climb the Matterhorn was premature, according ...
Nurses outraged at being 'thanked' with ballpoint pen

Nurses outraged at being 'thanked' with ballpoint pen

July 23, 2020, 8:41 a.m.
Nurses at Bern’s main hospital, the Inselspital, are outraged by a ballpoint pen as a gift. 
Country running out of butter

Country running out of butter

July 22, 2020, 8:53 a.m.
The country is running out of butter. 
Over 40% of Geneva workers foreigners

Over 40% of Geneva workers foreigners

July 22, 2020, 8:51 a.m.
More than 40% of the working population in canton Geneva are foreigners. The latest figures from the Cantonal Statist...
Swiss and Italian police operation leads to 75 arrests

Swiss and Italian police operation leads to 75 arrests

July 22, 2020, 8:48 a.m.
Years of cooperation between Swiss and Italian police culminated yesterday after 75 people were arrested in a joint r...
Two men fight bloody outside supermarket

Two men fight bloody outside supermarket

July 22, 2020, 8:46 a.m.
Two men fought a bloody knife battle outside a supermarket in Lugano in canton Ticino on Monday afternoon. 
Detention guard could be charged with asylum seeker death

Detention guard could be charged with asylum seeker death

July 22, 2020, 8:42 a.m.
A police guard who was supposed to be watching detainees in a Vaud detention centre could face charges of negligent h...
Man sets himself alight after asylum bid rejected

Man sets himself alight after asylum bid rejected

July 21, 2020, 8:59 a.m.
A man is being treated in hospital after setting himself alight in front of the Federal Palace in Bern yesterday afte...
Public confused by compulsory mask wearing on boats

Public confused by compulsory mask wearing on boats

July 21, 2020, 8:54 a.m.
People are generally adhering to the new law that makes mask wearing on public transport compulsory – but some ...
Young driver fined over CHF 14,000 for tailgating

Young driver fined over CHF 14,000 for tailgating

July 21, 2020, 8:52 a.m.
We know the dangers of speeding – not just for safety, but also the fines. 
Referendum launched against track and trace app

Referendum launched against track and trace app

July 21, 2020, 8:49 a.m.
A referendum has been launched against the Swiss government’s Covid-19 track and trace app.
False alarm awakes town residents twice

False alarm awakes town residents twice

July 20, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
The residents of Altdorf in canton Uri had their Sunday slumber disturbed by a false siren warning, twice. 
Latest figures show no new Covid deaths last week

Latest figures show no new Covid deaths last week

July 20, 2020, 8:28 a.m.
The latest figures from the Federal Health Office show 99 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last...
Lucerne school students angry at new face mask rules

Lucerne school students angry at new face mask rules

July 20, 2020, 8:26 a.m.
School students in canton Lucerne are angry they will have to pay for their own facemasks when schools resume –...
Light aircraft crashes in cornfield during pleasure flight

Light aircraft crashes in cornfield during pleasure flight

July 20, 2020, 8:24 a.m.
A light aircraft crashed in a cornfield in canton Aargau over the weekend. 
Teen arrested over stabbing incident in Zurich

Teen arrested over stabbing incident in Zurich

July 20, 2020, 8:21 a.m.
A teenager has been arrested in Zurich after a 19-year-old was stabbed on Saturday night near the Utoquai baths. 
Search for women in Geneva seen walking into lake

Search for women in Geneva seen walking into lake

July 20, 2020, 8:17 a.m.
A search is underway in Geneva for a woman in her forties after her belongings, with her ID card, were found on the l...
Swiss army marches like 'stroll in the park' at Paris Bastille Day parade

Swiss army marches like 'stroll in the park' at Paris Bastille Day parade

July 17, 2020, 10:45 a.m.
A 4-man Swiss army detachment seems unlikely to ever live down the embarrassment of its showing at the Bastille Day p...
Ticino publishes new guidelines for schools reopening

Ticino publishes new guidelines for schools reopening

July 17, 2020, 10:40 a.m.
Canton Ticino has published new guidelines for when schools reopen at the end of the summer. 
German doctor illegally issues mask-wearing exemption certificates

German doctor illegally issues mask-wearing exemption certificates

July 17, 2020, 10:36 a.m.
As stricter mask restrictions are being bought in, there are a few legitimate reasons why some people are exempt...
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