Coronavirus in Switzerland: 18,000 cases and 1,000 new cases daily

Coronavirus in Switzerland: 18,000 cases and 1,000 new cases daily

April 3, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
There are now over 18,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 432 people have died from the virus - according to offi...
Bern under pressure to allow construction sites to reopen

Bern under pressure to allow construction sites to reopen

April 2, 2020, 10:12 a.m.
Bern authorities are under pressure to allow construction sites to reopen – despite opposition from unions, wor...
Daily coronavirus testing almost doubles

Daily coronavirus testing almost doubles

April 2, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
Switzerland has massively increased its number of daily coronavirus tests - to 16,000 a day. 
Country in lock-down, chaos as borders, home testing trialed.

Country in lock-down, chaos as borders, home testing trialed.

March 17, 2020, 12:05 p.m.
Switzerland is now in lock-down. Only essential shops, such as food and pharmacies, can be open.  Also servic...
Government likely to announce more restrictions to cut virus spread

Government likely to announce more restrictions to cut virus spread

March 16, 2020, 9:31 a.m.
The federal government is expected to announce far reaching restrictions later today in an effort to stem the spread ...
Doctor slams federal system for not helping stop Covid-19

Doctor slams federal system for not helping stop Covid-19

March 6, 2020, 10:20 a.m.
Is the Swiss federal system hampering attempts to stop the spread of 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. 
Ticino feels abandoned by Bern as coronavirus hits

Ticino feels abandoned by Bern as coronavirus hits

Feb. 27, 2020, 11:12 a.m.
Doctors and politicians in canton Ticino say they feel abandoned by Bern as they try to prepare for an expected large...
Bernese villagers could be forced to leave homes for 10 years

Bernese villagers could be forced to leave homes for 10 years

Feb. 26, 2020, 9:57 a.m.
Residents in a small Bernese village could be forced to leave their homes for 10 years as the government works to dis...
Paraglider dies after crashing into building in Jura

Paraglider dies after crashing into building in Jura

Feb. 25, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
A paraglider has died after crashing into a building in the Bernese Jura. 
US family implicated in opioid crises comes to Switzerland

US family implicated in opioid crises comes to Switzerland

Feb. 20, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
The family which is described as the most hated in the United States is in canton Bern. 
Man admits to killing ex-wife's lover

Man admits to killing ex-wife's lover

Feb. 13, 2020, 9:46 a.m.
A man has admitted to police he killed his ex-wife’s lover in Bern. 
School teacher fired for watching porn in class

School teacher fired for watching porn in class

Feb. 13, 2020, 9:40 a.m.
A high school teacher in canton Bern has been fired for watching pornography in class. He was apparently photographed.
Voters agree to gay rights and say no to social housing

Voters agree to gay rights and say no to social housing

Feb. 10, 2020, 4:03 p.m.
Swiss voters have roundly supported a new law to protect the rights of the LGBT community. 63% of voters agreed to...
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...
Alarm raised after man tries to lure children with sweets

Alarm raised after man tries to lure children with sweets

Jan. 31, 2020, 6:19 a.m.
Two schools in canton Bern are warning parents after a man in a black car tried to lure children with the promise of ...
Train makes unscheduled stop for exam-taking student

Train makes unscheduled stop for exam-taking student

Jan. 30, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
A student managed to get an intercity train to make an unscheduled stop so she wouldn’t miss her exam.
Migros accused of theft espionage

Migros accused of theft espionage

Jan. 17, 2020, 9:24 a.m.
The Migros supermarket chain is being accused of spy-like activities after delaying action when they detected a 16-ye...
This winter's flu epidemic arrives

This winter's flu epidemic arrives

Jan. 16, 2020, 8:38 a.m.
The flu epidemic has arrived in Switzerland – but this year’s flu vaccinations should cover the three dif...
Elections to Federal Council today - Greens fight for a seat

Elections to Federal Council today - Greens fight for a seat

Dec. 11, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Elections to the Federal Council take place today and the Greens will be fighting for a seat at the top table. Althou...
Three Geneva beneft from government grants

Three Geneva beneft from government grants

Dec. 11, 2019, 9:15 a.m.
Three organizations working for peace in Geneva will get a grant from the Swiss government of CHF 128m for the next t...
Bern police hunt armed robbers and beagle sidekick

Bern police hunt armed robbers and beagle sidekick

Dec. 9, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
Police in Bern are hunting for two armed robbers who took their dog with them on the raid.
Football fans riot in Bern after loss

Football fans riot in Bern after loss

Nov. 29, 2019, 9:53 a.m.
There were riots in Bern last night after the football club Young Boys lost a Europa league game against the Portugue...
Plans to further automate parking tickets

Plans to further automate parking tickets

Nov. 22, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
Geneva is the only canton in the country that uses camera cars to spot parking violations – but officials want ...
Search