Basel airport introduces compulsory Covid-19 testing for 3 countries

Basel airport introduces compulsory Covid-19 testing for 3 countries

Aug. 4, 2020, 10:01 a.m.
Basel’s EuroAirport has introduced compulsory coronavirus testing for passengers arriving from Turkey, Israel a...
Public warned not to jump into Rhine from bridges

Public warned not to jump into Rhine from bridges

July 15, 2020, 9:20 a.m.
Authorities in Basel are warning that jumping into the Rhine from bridges is dangerous and illegal. 
Thousands march across country in anti-racism protests

Thousands march across country in anti-racism protests

June 8, 2020, 11:45 a.m.
Thousands marched across the country over the weekend in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign. 
Basel bars face possible new restrictions

Basel bars face possible new restrictions

May 21, 2020, 12:06 p.m.
The latest figures from the Federal Health Office show 40 new infections over the past 24 hours – up from 21 th...
Man held after pushing child into road

Man held after pushing child into road

May 21, 2020, 11:55 a.m.
A man is in psychiatric detention after pushing an 8-year-old boy into the path of an oncoming car on Tuesday afternoon.
Epidemiologist concerned over crowds seen at weekend

Epidemiologist concerned over crowds seen at weekend

May 20, 2020, 10:07 a.m.
A government epidemiologist says she’s very worried after seeing pictures of crowds of people out on the street...
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...
3 Swiss hospitals take Covid19 patients from distressed region in France

3 Swiss hospitals take Covid19 patients from distressed region in France

March 23, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
Three Swiss hospitals have agreed to take critical coronavirus patients from neighbouring France.   
Confirmed cases in Switzerland triples in one week

Confirmed cases in Switzerland triples in one week

March 19, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Switzerland has more than tripled in the past week. 
Second person infected with Covid-19 dies

Second person infected with Covid-19 dies

March 9, 2020, 9:42 a.m.
Two people have now died after being infected with Covid-19. 
Public stealing face masks and disinfectant from hospitals

Public stealing face masks and disinfectant from hospitals

March 4, 2020, 10:09 a.m.
Hospitals around the country say people are stealing face masks and disinfectant. 
Basel-Fasnacht cancelled

Basel-Fasnacht cancelled

March 2, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
The world-famous Basel-Fasnacht has been cancelled – but there are hopes it can be rescheduled.
Basel smokers encouraged to throw cigarette butts on ground

Basel smokers encouraged to throw cigarette butts on ground

March 2, 2020, 9:34 a.m.
Smokers throwing their cigarettes butts on the ground has long been an annoyance for cities – but now in Basel,...
8 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Switzerland

8 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Switzerland

Feb. 28, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
There are now eight cases of confirmed Covid-19 in Switzerland. Cantons Vaud and Basel have now reported their first ...
Cantonal vote results

Cantonal vote results

Feb. 10, 2020, 3:59 p.m.
In cantonal votes, Geneva turned down plans to build high density housing in Meyrin and Vernier. The canton has a hou...
Basel police hunt rapists

Basel police hunt rapists

Feb. 3, 2020, 10:15 a.m.
Basel police are hunting for two men after a woman was raped on Saturday morning.
One dead in barge crash with rowing boat

One dead in barge crash with rowing boat

Jan. 14, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
A person has died and two others injured after a barge crashed into a rowing boat on the Rhine River in Basel yesterd...
Basel City police chase down tram to find lost phone

Basel City police chase down tram to find lost phone

Jan. 8, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
A story of police going above and beyond over New Year has emerged.
Swiss cities not as popular as Asian cities for expats

Swiss cities not as popular as Asian cities for expats

Dec. 5, 2019, 9:53 a.m.
Although expats say Swiss cities offer a good quality of life – the country is not high on the list of desirabl...
Man in wheelchair dies in Rhine River

Man in wheelchair dies in Rhine River

Nov. 19, 2019, 9:16 a.m.
A man in a wheelchair died yesterday when he fell into the Rhine River in Basel.
Woman dies after being hit by tram

Woman dies after being hit by tram

Oct. 23, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
A woman has been killed after being hit by a Basel tram. 
Car, tram and bus in major crash in Basel

Car, tram and bus in major crash in Basel

Oct. 14, 2019, 9:11 a.m.
17 people had to be treated in hospital after a major crash between a car, a bus and a tram in Basel. 
Baby born in back of a taxi

Baby born in back of a taxi

Oct. 8, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
A baby was born in the back of a Basel taxi on Sunday afternoon – despite only being two minutes away from the ...
Rhine fishermen urged to catch and kill koi carp

Rhine fishermen urged to catch and kill koi carp

Oct. 2, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
Cantonal wildlife experts in Basel are urging those fishing in the lakes and rivers to catch and kill any koi carp th...
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