Swiss vaccine strategy slammed

Swiss vaccine strategy slammed

Jan. 27, 2021, 6:24 a.m.
Switzerland’s vaccine strategy is a shambles, the federal government dragged its feet, the cantons are disorgan...
Geneva politicians dismiss frontalier testing plan

Geneva politicians dismiss frontalier testing plan

Jan. 27, 2021, 6:19 a.m.
Geneva politicians have come out strongly against an idea hatched in Bern that all border workers will have to show a...
Bern to launch nationwide mass testing

Bern to launch nationwide mass testing

Jan. 26, 2021, 8:43 a.m.
The government wants to roll out mass testing across the country. The plan is being welcomed by the cantons – a...
More schools being closed due to UK variant

More schools being closed due to UK variant

Jan. 25, 2021, 4:45 a.m.
The more virulent and possibly more deadly UK strain of the virus is closing schools in the country.
Police identify lake body

Police identify lake body

Jan. 22, 2021, 6:25 a.m.
Bern police say they’ve identified the woman found dead in Lake Thun last Sunday.
Govt says it could close schools - but doesn't want to

Govt says it could close schools - but doesn't want to

Jan. 21, 2021, 6:58 a.m.
The Federal Council says it will close all the schools again if it has to – but it will be a last resort.
Swiss President congratulates Biden

Swiss President congratulates Biden

Jan. 21, 2021, 6:44 a.m.
The Swiss President, Guy Parmelin has congratulated President Joe Biden and the Vice-President Kamala Harris. He twee...
Government wants to be able to search asylum seekers' phones

Government wants to be able to search asylum seekers' phones

Jan. 21, 2021, 6:35 a.m.
The government wants to change the law to allow authorities to search the phones and laptops of asylum seekers to det...
Health Office under fire for vaccination numbers

Health Office under fire for vaccination numbers

Jan. 20, 2021, 6:24 a.m.
The Federal Health Office found itself under attack at a press conference in Bern yesterday for not having to hand ac...
Bern police launch murder hunt after body found in lake

Bern police launch murder hunt after body found in lake

Jan. 19, 2021, 6:27 a.m.
Bern cantonal police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found in Lake Thun on Sunday.
Work from home compulsory from today

Work from home compulsory from today

Jan. 18, 2021, 4:44 a.m.
As from today, working from home is compulsory. The latest federal guidelines say everyone should be working from ...
US ambassador leaves country

US ambassador leaves country

Jan. 18, 2021, 4:31 a.m.
The US Ambassador to Switzerland, Edward McMullen, has left the country. The Trump appointed diplomat left a leavi...
Mass testing to be expanded

Mass testing to be expanded

Jan. 15, 2021, 6:23 a.m.
After the success of the mass testing programme in Graubünden, other cantons are interested as well as the Confe...
New federal lockdown rules from Monday

New federal lockdown rules from Monday

Jan. 14, 2021, 9:15 a.m.
The Federal Council has agreed to new tougher measures. The health minister Alain Berset is getting everything he wan...
Geneva unhappy with new federal rules

Geneva unhappy with new federal rules

Jan. 14, 2021, 6:40 a.m.
The new rules are not going down well in Geneva.
One UK tourist being blamed for ski race cancellation

One UK tourist being blamed for ski race cancellation

Jan. 13, 2021, 6:40 a.m.
One British tourist is being blamed for the cancelation of the Laubernhorn World Cup ski race in Wengen.
Half of restaurants could go bust

Half of restaurants could go bust

Jan. 11, 2021, 6:27 a.m.
Half of bars, restaurants and cafes will go bust unless they get urgent financial support from the federal government.
Swiss government 'concerned' at events in Washington

Swiss government 'concerned' at events in Washington

Jan. 8, 2021, 6:41 a.m.
The Swiss Foreign Ministry says it is concerned about the recent events in Washington DC and it’s dismayed at t...
Bern crematorium working at full capacity

Bern crematorium working at full capacity

Jan. 8, 2021, 6:36 a.m.
Workers at a crematorium in canton Bern say those who doubt the severity of the pandemic should speak to them.
Federal Council confirms extended restrictions

Federal Council confirms extended restrictions

Jan. 7, 2021, 6:11 a.m.
The Federal council has confirmed the existing restrictions will continue for another few weeks - and cantons will lo...
Geneva calls on more federal help for restaurants

Geneva calls on more federal help for restaurants

Jan. 7, 2021, 5:42 a.m.
Geneva is calling on the federal government to offer further help to the beleaguered hospitality industry as the sect...
Tougher lockdown rules could be coming

Tougher lockdown rules could be coming

Jan. 5, 2021, 6:19 a.m.
The Federal Council is expected to discuss tomorrow extending the lockdown until the end of February and bringing all...
Leading hospitals call for urgent action

Leading hospitals call for urgent action

Dec. 14, 2020, 6:48 a.m.
The five leading university hospitals in the country have sent a joint letter to the health minister and the head of ...
Experts say infection rates still too high in Switzerland

Experts say infection rates still too high in Switzerland

Dec. 10, 2020, 6:49 a.m.
Experts at the Federal Corona Task Force say the infection rate in Switzerland remains too high and the R number is a...
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