Swiss economy expected to suffer less than others in Europe

Swiss economy expected to suffer less than others in Europe

Aug. 6, 2020, 10:14 a.m.
The Swiss economy is expect to suffer less from the Covid-19 crisis than other countries in Europe.   
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...
Calls for Spain to be placed on quarantine list as infection rates spike

Calls for Spain to be placed on quarantine list as infection rates spike

Aug. 4, 2020, 9:54 a.m.
There are calls for those returning to Switzerland from holidaying in Spain to be put in quarantine.   
Seven sailors celebrate National Day with fondue whilst floating down Rhone on kayak

Seven sailors celebrate National Day with fondue whilst floating down Rhone on kayak

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:26 a.m.
A group of seven sailors have celebrated Swiss National Day by enjoying a full-scale fondue onboard a kayak.  ...
Unmarried couples living in different countries to reunite

Unmarried couples living in different countries to reunite

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:21 a.m.
From this morning, unmarried couples living apart between Switzerland and a so-called ‘third country’ nat...
Catering industry turnover takes nosedive in July

Catering industry turnover takes nosedive in July

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:13 a.m.
The catering industry has announced a sharp decrease in turnover in July.   
Geneva opens pandemic-friendly fair today

Geneva opens pandemic-friendly fair today

July 31, 2020, 10:07 a.m.
There will be a taste of summer around Lake Geneva, despite the cancellation of the annual firework display back in A...
Pandemic and heatwave change usual National Day plans

Pandemic and heatwave change usual National Day plans

July 31, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
Tomorrow is National Day, but it will be a muted affair. 
Speculation that large gatherings could be banned until March

Speculation that large gatherings could be banned until March

July 29, 2020, 10:11 a.m.
There’s speculation that large scale gatherings could be banned by the government until March next year.&n...
'Superspreader' infects bar-goers and family members in Geneva

'Superspreader' infects bar-goers and family members in Geneva

July 28, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
One person infected 20 others at a bar in Geneva over the weekend. 
Tourism up but much lower than last year

Tourism up but much lower than last year

July 27, 2020, 10:17 a.m.
While the number of tourists in Switzerland is climbing slightly, it's still significantly lower than this time l...
Covid-19 outbreak at children's summer camp in Graub√ľnden

Covid-19 outbreak at children's summer camp in Graub√ľnden

July 24, 2020, 9:31 a.m.
There’s been several infections at a children’s summer camp in Graubünden. 
New app may help Geneva nightclubs stay open and safe

New app may help Geneva nightclubs stay open and safe

July 24, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
An app to help Geneva nightclubs stay open and customers to stay safe is now being backed by the canton. 
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.
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...
Valais brings in stricter Covid-19 rules for nightclubs

Valais brings in stricter Covid-19 rules for nightclubs

July 14, 2020, 9:01 a.m.
Canton Valais joins Zurich in bringing in stricter rules for nightclubs to try to prevent the spread of Covid-19. 
Government recalls 13 million masks due to fungal infection

Government recalls 13 million masks due to fungal infection

July 10, 2020, 8:12 a.m.
The government is recalling thousands of face masks distributed to the cantons as they may have a fungal infection.&n...
Luxury hotel, The Richemond, in Geneva to close for foreseeable future

Luxury hotel, The Richemond, in Geneva to close for foreseeable future

July 10, 2020, 8:08 a.m.
The Geneva luxury hotel, the Richemond says it will close its doors and will not reopen until business improves. 
Contact tracing app specially created for nightclubs

Contact tracing app specially created for nightclubs

July 8, 2020, 8:53 a.m.
Nightclub goers are enthusiastically downloading an app aimed to improve contact tracing and save nightlife. 
Covid cash handouts recovered as fraudulent claims investigated

Covid cash handouts recovered as fraudulent claims investigated

July 7, 2020, 9:19 a.m.
Geneva authorities have recovered more than CHF 3m from illegal emergency cash handouts due to the lockdown. 
Mandatory masks for all public transport users begins today

Mandatory masks for all public transport users begins today

July 6, 2020, 11:46 a.m.
From today, all public transport users will have to wear a mask. 
Mask wearing mandatory on public transport from Monday

Mask wearing mandatory on public transport from Monday

July 2, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
The Federal Council says it will now be the law that public transport users will have to wear a mask from Monday. 
National Day celebrations largely cancelled due to Covid restrictions

National Day celebrations largely cancelled due to Covid restrictions

July 1, 2020, 10:32 a.m.
This year’s National Day celebrations on August 1st are set to be a damp squib, due to large-scale cancell...
Clubber tests positive for Covid sending another group of partiers into quarantine

Clubber tests positive for Covid sending another group of partiers into quarantine

July 1, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Another group of partiers are being asked to quarantine after a customer at a club in canton Solothurn tested positiv...
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