Sanctions applied against Nicaraguan officials over human rights issues

Sanctions applied against Nicaraguan officials over human rights issues

June 25, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
Switzerland is applying sanctions against six Nicaraguan government officials and urges the authorities in the centra...
Government to defend free movement in EU ahead of referendum

Government to defend free movement in EU ahead of referendum

June 23, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
The government is launching a defence of free movement with the EU ahead of a referendum due in September. 
Lockdown over as rules lifted or lightened

Lockdown over as rules lifted or lightened

June 22, 2020, 9:24 a.m.
The country moves out of lockdown today with many rules either abolished or lightened. 
Concern over social distancing rules for older students

Concern over social distancing rules for older students

June 22, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
Education authorities across the country are concerned that if the government doesn’t change its social distanc...
Local governments decide against raising tax to fix financial losses

Local governments decide against raising tax to fix financial losses

May 29, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
The finances of Swiss cities have taken a hit due to the shut-down, but local governments are being urged not to rais...
Grandparents and grandchildren to reunite soon, contact-tracing app moves to test phase

Grandparents and grandchildren to reunite soon, contact-tracing app moves to test phase

May 26, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
Grandparents should be able to look after their grandchildren soon – and parliament will discuss the rights of ...
Professional sports back on from 1st June

Professional sports back on from 1st June

May 26, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
Further good news for sports fans. The government is set to allow professional sports again from June 1st. 
Business owners use emergency government cash to buy back super-cars

Business owners use emergency government cash to buy back super-cars

May 25, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Several small and medium sized business owners are being criticized for using emergency government cash to buy back t...
Epidemiologist concerned over crowds seen at weekend

Epidemiologist concerned over crowds seen at weekend

May 20, 2020, 10:07 a.m.
A government epidemiologist says she’s very worried after seeing pictures of crowds of people out on the street...
Government confirms it was not aware of Italy's border decision

Government confirms it was not aware of Italy's border decision

May 19, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
The government has confirmed it was not aware of a decision by Italy to reopen its border from June 3rd. 
Only 5% of train passengers estimated to wear masks

Only 5% of train passengers estimated to wear masks

May 15, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
Despite government recommendations, only about 5% of train passengers are wearing a mask. 
Confusion over government's lockdown easing announcement

Confusion over government's lockdown easing announcement

May 1, 2020, 7:49 a.m.
Yesterday’s announcement of the next stages of lockdown easing has not gone smoothly. 
Government to help SWISS and Edelweiss but not easyJet

Government to help SWISS and Edelweiss but not easyJet

April 30, 2020, 10:24 a.m.
The government is to help some of the Swiss aviation sector – but the money comes with strict rules and not all...
Switzerland experiences first day of easing lockdown restrictions

Switzerland experiences first day of easing lockdown restrictions

April 28, 2020, 9:57 a.m.
Switzerland began easing out of lockdown restrictions yesterday.
Lockdown restriction easing begins

Lockdown restriction easing begins

April 27, 2020, 8:52 a.m.
Today - after 6 weeks in coronavirus lockdown - Switzerland is starting, slowly, to ease restrictions across the coun...
Economy to suffer and unemployment predicted to rise 4%

Economy to suffer and unemployment predicted to rise 4%

April 24, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
Our top story is a stark warning from the government about the Swiss economy - which is expected to suffer its bigges...
Hairdressers given guidelines on how to reopen on Monday

Hairdressers given guidelines on how to reopen on Monday

April 23, 2020, 9:20 a.m.
One thing you will be able to do from Monday is get your hair cut. The government has now issued rules and guidelines.
Government under pressure to amend reopening plans

Government under pressure to amend reopening plans

April 23, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
While some businesses will be reopening on Monday, it will be a very limited move and the government has backed down ...
Cantons pressure government to reopen all businesses over lockdown fatigue

Cantons pressure government to reopen all businesses over lockdown fatigue

April 22, 2020, 9:36 a.m.
Canton Aargau is asking the federal government to move faster to end the lockdown – amid signs the population i...
Coiffure Suisse asks for government guidance on social distancing regulations

Coiffure Suisse asks for government guidance on social distancing regulations

April 21, 2020, 9:58 a.m.
While some lockdown regulations will be lifted on Monday, there is still some confusion on how some businesses should...
Lockdown-easing plan leaves many confused and service industry disappointed

Lockdown-easing plan leaves many confused and service industry disappointed

April 20, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
After last Thursday’s lockdown easing announcement - the food and beverage industry was particularly disappoint...
Hospitality industry nervous about future

Hospitality industry nervous about future

April 17, 2020, 9:33 a.m.
Following the announcement, many sectors of the economy are relieved. But those in the hospitality industry remain ne...
Government looks to protect companies in crisis

Government looks to protect companies in crisis

April 10, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
The government’s looking at ways to protect Swiss companies hit by cash-flow problems and debt.   
Lockdown extended but restrictions set to loosen

Lockdown extended but restrictions set to loosen

April 9, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
Switzerland’s lockdown has been extended by another week - until April 26. 
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