Ski resorts reject offering season pass holders compensation for early closure

Ski resorts reject offering season pass holders compensation for early closure

March 30, 2020, 10:13 a.m.
Many Swiss ski resorts won’t be offering any compensation to season pass holders, after the lifts were clo...
Solidarity with neighbouring France whilst cross-border trains cancelled

Solidarity with neighbouring France whilst cross-border trains cancelled

March 30, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
Twenty patients from France are now being cared for in Swiss hospitals. 
Coronavirus: 14,000 cases confirmed in Switzerland

Coronavirus: 14,000 cases confirmed in Switzerland

March 30, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Switzerland is now more than 14,000 - and health officials have confi...
Website launched to track Covid-19 around Switzerland

Website launched to track Covid-19 around Switzerland

March 27, 2020, 8:59 a.m.
A website to track possible cases of coronavirus has been launched in Switzerland.   
Covid-19 cases rise by 1,000 in one day

Covid-19 cases rise by 1,000 in one day

March 27, 2020, 8:56 a.m.
The number of coronavirus cases in Switzerland continues to rise.   
Swiss banks prepare to hand out 0% interest emergency loans

Swiss banks prepare to hand out 0% interest emergency loans

March 26, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
Swiss banks are preparing for a rush of emergency loans provided to companies that run out of money due to the p...
Zurich hospitals prepared for increase in severe cases

Zurich hospitals prepared for increase in severe cases

March 26, 2020, 9:07 a.m.
Officials from the canton of Zurich have said their hospitals are well-equipped for an increase in severe cases. 
One month since first Covid-19 case in Switzerland

One month since first Covid-19 case in Switzerland

March 25, 2020, 9:18 a.m.
Today marks one month since the first coronavirus case was diagnosed in Switzerland.
Economists warn of Covid-19 impact

Economists warn of Covid-19 impact

March 24, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
Economists are warning the Switzerland is “suffering severely” from the coronavirus crisis - and expect a...
Drive-thru Covid-19 tests to open in Luzern

Drive-thru Covid-19 tests to open in Luzern

March 24, 2020, 8:55 a.m.
A drive-through testing lab for coronavirus will open tomorrow (Wednesday) in Luzern.
Private medical company releases supply of face masks

Private medical company releases supply of face masks

March 24, 2020, 8:51 a.m.
A large supply of protective face masks has been released by a private medical company Spiez - despite being past the...
Over 800 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours

Over 800 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours

March 24, 2020, 8:42 a.m.
8,060 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in Switzerland - that’s 866 new cases in 24 hours. 
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.   
Federal Council announces CHF 32 billion to offset virus impact

Federal Council announces CHF 32 billion to offset virus impact

March 23, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
Switzerland’s Federal Council - or executive body - has announced a fund of CHF 32 billion to cover the ec...
Switzerland has second highest rate of infection per capita

Switzerland has second highest rate of infection per capita

March 23, 2020, 9:12 a.m.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Switzerland has risen to above 7,000 - according to the latest figure...
People with second homes asked not to spend weekends there

People with second homes asked not to spend weekends there

March 20, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
People with two homes in Switzerland have been asked not to move to the the second one - for example in the alps.&nbs...
Switzerland predicted to fall into a recession this year

Switzerland predicted to fall into a recession this year

March 20, 2020, 9:06 a.m.
It’s predicted Switzerland will fall into recession in 2020.   
Federal Office asks for 5 more days to judge Covid-19 impact as intensive care beds run low

Federal Office asks for 5 more days to judge Covid-19 impact as intensive care beds run low

March 20, 2020, 9 a.m.
There’s a warning Switzerland is running out of beds in intensive care.    
Geneva public transport drivers threaten strike over Covid-19 fears

Geneva public transport drivers threaten strike over Covid-19 fears

March 19, 2020, 9:23 a.m.
Geneva public transport drivers are threatening to strike unless more is done to protect them from Covid-19. 
WHO asks all countries to prepare for Covid-19 outbreak

WHO asks all countries to prepare for Covid-19 outbreak

March 19, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
The Geneva-based World Health Organisation has made a plea to all countries to prepare for the coronavirus. 
Covid-19 in Geneva update

Covid-19 in Geneva update

March 19, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
Geneva’s cantonal doctor - Jacques-André Romand has test positive for the coronavirus.
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. 
Star Alliance asks government for assistance

Star Alliance asks government for assistance

March 18, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
Some business news.   
Drivers turned away and long queues as border crossings close

Drivers turned away and long queues as border crossings close

March 18, 2020, 9:58 a.m.
2,200 people were turned away at the Swiss border yesterday as they tried to cross into the country.   
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