Government issues quarantine orders for 28 countries

Government issues quarantine orders for 28 countries

July 3, 2020, 8:02 a.m.
The government is bringing in strict quarantine rules for travellers from several at risk countries. Those arriving w...
Epidemiologist says 'second wave is here' as infection rate continues to rise

Epidemiologist says 'second wave is here' as infection rate continues to rise

July 2, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
The infection rate is rising, leading to concerns the second wave is here. 
Geneva International Motor Show finds potential buyers

Geneva International Motor Show finds potential buyers

July 1, 2020, 10:12 a.m.
Potential buyers of the Geneva International Motor Show are emerging. 
Geneva prioritises football over Cirque du Soleil

Geneva prioritises football over Cirque du Soleil

June 29, 2020, 9:11 a.m.
What’s more important – the football or the Cirque du Soleil? Well, the city of Geneva says the football....
Covid-19 'super-spreader' causes 300 person quarantine

Covid-19 'super-spreader' causes 300 person quarantine

June 29, 2020, 9:09 a.m.
Zurich is reporting its first case of a Covid-19 super-spreader with 300 people now in quarantine. 
21-hour party triggers coronavirus concerns

21-hour party triggers coronavirus concerns

June 29, 2020, 9:06 a.m.
A party raged for 21 hours in Bern over the weekend, triggering noise complaints and worries about spreading the coro...
Coronavirus tests free for everyone

Coronavirus tests free for everyone

June 25, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
The government says that from now on all coronavirus tests will be free for everyone. The aim is to encourage more te...
Stethoscope being developed to recognise unique Covid-19 acoustics

Stethoscope being developed to recognise unique Covid-19 acoustics

June 22, 2020, 9:11 a.m.
A new stethoscope is being developed at Geneva University which is being described as a medical version of ‘Sha...
TGV trains between France and Switzerland ramp up

TGV trains between France and Switzerland ramp up

June 18, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
Fast train services between Switzerland and France are being ramped up. 
Geneva Pride March hopes for event this year

Geneva Pride March hopes for event this year

June 15, 2020, 11 a.m.
Organizers of the Geneva Pride March say they hope to have an event this year. 
Swiss able to shop in France as borders open

Swiss able to shop in France as borders open

June 15, 2020, 10:56 a.m.
The borders are open again today. For the first time since mid-March, it’s now possible to travel into a neighb...
Many European borders to open Monday

Many European borders to open Monday

June 12, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
Borders in many European countries will be easier to cross from Monday, but it doesn’t mean you’re free t...
Those with mild symptoms encouraged to get free coronavirus test

Those with mild symptoms encouraged to get free coronavirus test

June 11, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
Anyone with mild symptoms of the coronavirus is being urged to get tested for free at the Geneva University Hospital....
More events around the country cancelled

More events around the country cancelled

June 10, 2020, 8:51 a.m.
More events have been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. 
Community to quarantine after schoolboy tests positive for Covid-19

Community to quarantine after schoolboy tests positive for Covid-19

June 10, 2020, 8:47 a.m.
Around 60 people in canton Basel Country are being told they have to quarantine after a 14-year-old schoolboy tested ...
Covid-19 cases could see growth as R number set at over 1

Covid-19 cases could see growth as R number set at over 1

June 9, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
The ‘R’ number in Switzerland is reported as being over 1. That means on average each person carrying the...
Art Basel 2020 cancelled

Art Basel 2020 cancelled

June 8, 2020, 12:04 p.m.
The major art fair – Art Basel – has been cancelled. 
Switzerland named safest country in the world for Covid-19

Switzerland named safest country in the world for Covid-19

June 8, 2020, 11:58 a.m.
Switzerland is the safest country in the world for Covid-19. Germany is second. 
Thousands queue each week for bag of food in Geneva

Thousands queue each week for bag of food in Geneva

June 5, 2020, 9:02 a.m.
It has become somewhat routine: every Saturday a few thousand people queue for a bag of free food and other...
19 new Covid-19 cases reported yesterday

19 new Covid-19 cases reported yesterday

June 4, 2020, 9:49 a.m.
The Federal Health Office is reporting 19 new coronavirus infections yesterday. There were 3 on Tuesday and 9 on Mond...
Geneva to launch 'adapting to coronavirus' campaign

Geneva to launch 'adapting to coronavirus' campaign

June 4, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
Geneva is launching a campaign to show residents how to live with the coronavirus. 
New wave of bankruptcies expected over following weeks

New wave of bankruptcies expected over following weeks

June 3, 2020, 9:23 a.m.
The Geneva Department of Economic Development says it expects a wave of bankruptcies in the next few weeks. A spokesm...
EPFL study shows lockdown positively affected coronavirus transmission

EPFL study shows lockdown positively affected coronavirus transmission

June 2, 2020, 8:56 a.m.
The Swiss lockdown has had a positive effect on the transmission of the coronavirus. That’s according to a stud...
Restaurants add 'hygiene surcharge' to price of meal

Restaurants add 'hygiene surcharge' to price of meal

May 29, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
Some restaurants are charging a so-called ‘hygiene surcharge’ on food and drink. 
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