Switzerland escapes second wave

Switzerland escapes second wave

Oct. 1, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
Switzerland has so far escaped a second wave of infections and cantons are doing an excellent job on track and trace.
National broadcaster to cut jobs amid downturn

National broadcaster to cut jobs amid downturn

Sept. 30, 2020, 6:50 a.m.
The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation is to sack 250 people over the next three years – blaming the coronavirus.
Geneva debate calls for working support to be extended

Geneva debate calls for working support to be extended

Sept. 30, 2020, 6:47 a.m.
Geneva business leaders, journalists, trade unionists and politicians are calling for an extension of the reduced wor...
Two more Covid deaths over weekend

Two more Covid deaths over weekend

Sept. 29, 2020, 8:03 a.m.
The Federal Health Office says there have been 782 new cases of covid-19 in the last 72 hours and two more have died.
Swiss tourists quarantined in Austria

Swiss tourists quarantined in Austria

Sept. 29, 2020, 7:36 a.m.
A small group of Swiss tourists have been quarantined in Austria after visiting a restaurant which later reported a p...
Geneva New Year's Party binned

Geneva New Year's Party binned

Sept. 29, 2020, 7:34 a.m.
More cancellations. The City of Geneva has confirmed the traditional New Year’s celebrations around the lake wi...
Switzerland faces flu jab shortage

Switzerland faces flu jab shortage

Sept. 24, 2020, 6:52 a.m.
Because of the pandemic, more people will be wanting to be vaccinated against the flu this year as doctors have been ...
Parents outraged after camp leads to infection

Parents outraged after camp leads to infection

Sept. 24, 2020, 6:48 a.m.
Parents with children in a school in Lausanne are outraged after a mountain camp went ahead and now 15 students have ...
Boat party upsets two countries

Boat party upsets two countries

Sept. 22, 2020, 7:02 a.m.
A boat party on Lake Constance over the weekend annoyed Swiss authorities as a mask requirement seems to have been wi...
Geneva Christmas market axed

Geneva Christmas market axed

Sept. 22, 2020, 6:53 a.m.
Yet another Christmas market bites the dust. This year’s market due to be held in Geneva at the Jardin Angla...
Calls for cantonal border closures

Calls for cantonal border closures

Sept. 21, 2020, 6:39 a.m.
A university professor says cantons should be sealed off if there’s a significant rise in coronavirus infections.
Vaud hospital beds fill with Covid patients

Vaud hospital beds fill with Covid patients

Sept. 18, 2020, 6:53 a.m.
As the number of infections in canton Vaud continues to rise – hospital admissions are climbing and patients te...
New fast test for Covid-19.

New fast test for Covid-19.

Sept. 18, 2020, 6:44 a.m.
A new rapid test for the coronavirus could soon be available. It will take just 15 minutes to show if someone is infe...
Belgium puts Vaud on red list

Belgium puts Vaud on red list

Sept. 17, 2020, 4:03 p.m.
Belgium is advising all its citizens not to visit canton Vaud. It already says they shouldn’t go to Fribourg. B...
US drug firm sets up European HQ in Basel

US drug firm sets up European HQ in Basel

Sept. 17, 2020, 4:01 p.m.
The US pharmaceutical company Moderna is setting up its European HQ in Basel. The Boston based company hopes to be...
Masks recalled on safety fears

Masks recalled on safety fears

Sept. 17, 2020, 3:59 p.m.
Federal authorities are recalling two types of mask as they say they don’t comply with safety rules.
Half want vaccine to be voluntary and paid for

Half want vaccine to be voluntary and paid for

Sept. 17, 2020, 3:54 p.m.
Half of us want any coronavirus vaccine to be voluntary – and paid for by insurance.
Vaud brings in strictist anti-virus measures

Vaud brings in strictist anti-virus measures

Sept. 16, 2020, 6:24 a.m.
Canton Vaud is bringing in the strictest anti-coronavirus measures in the country from 3pm tomorrow.
Geneva under control - but on a knife edge

Geneva under control - but on a knife edge

Sept. 16, 2020, 6:22 a.m.
Despite the rising infections in Vaud, Geneva cantonal authorities say the situation is under control and rules on ma...
Maurer wants to cut quarantine time

Maurer wants to cut quarantine time

Sept. 16, 2020, 6:18 a.m.
The Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer says he wants to cut the quarantine time for those returning from a country deemed...
ICRC to cut jobs due to covid cash crisis

ICRC to cut jobs due to covid cash crisis

Sept. 16, 2020, 6:15 a.m.
The effects of the pandemic are hitting the finances of everyone.
Is natural remedy for Covid-19 be too good to be true

Is natural remedy for Covid-19 be too good to be true

Sept. 15, 2020, 8:11 a.m.
Following yesterday’s news that a natural remedy could fight the coronavirus – the questions have started.
Common cold treatment could fight covid-19

Common cold treatment could fight covid-19

Sept. 14, 2020, 10:44 a.m.
A commonly available herbal cold treatment could be an effective agent against Covid-19 according to Swiss researchers.
No fare rises promises Swiss Federal Railways

No fare rises promises Swiss Federal Railways

Sept. 11, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
Train fares will not go up to cover the cost of the pandemic. That’s the assurance of the head of Swiss Federal...
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