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...
Woman selling surgical masks at inflated price arrested

Woman selling surgical masks at inflated price arrested

March 27, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
A woman from Zurich has been arrested - after police caught her selling surgical face masks online, for an inflated p...
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. 
Switzerland has one of highest infection rates compared to population

Switzerland has one of highest infection rates compared to population

March 26, 2020, 9:01 a.m.
Switzerland now has the highest rate of infection with Covid-19 in the world - based on its population.   
Evening curfew set in French border town to curb Covid-19 spread

Evening curfew set in French border town to curb Covid-19 spread

March 25, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
The French town of St Julien en Genevois, which borders Geneva, has brought in an overnight curfew in an effort to cu...
Authorities combat large gatherings using mobile phone data

Authorities combat large gatherings using mobile phone data

March 25, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
Swiss authorities are using mobile phone data to monitor if people are staying home and choosing not to meet in big g...
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...
Calls to isolate Verbier resort Covid-19 'hotspot'

Calls to isolate Verbier resort Covid-19 'hotspot'

March 24, 2020, 8:46 a.m.
There are calls the resort of Verbier should be put under even more severe restrictions than the rest of the country ...
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. 
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