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 ear as doctors have been w...
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...
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.
Cheapest soaps best for skin health

Cheapest soaps best for skin health

Sept. 3, 2020, 10:29 a.m.
We’ve been told to wash our hands regularly for the last few months – but a consumer test has shown it&rs...
Infection rate continues to climb as cantons strengthen pandemic rules

Infection rate continues to climb as cantons strengthen pandemic rules

July 28, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
The case of the Rooftop bar highlights a wider trend in Geneva: the canton is seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases.
Almost half of all food trucks fail health inspection

Almost half of all food trucks fail health inspection

June 23, 2020, 9:25 a.m.
Nearly half of all food trucks last summer failed cantonal health checks. 
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...
Geneva health minister calls for mask wearing to be mandatory on public transport

Geneva health minister calls for mask wearing to be mandatory on public transport

June 19, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
The Geneva health minister says the cantons should be given the power to make mask wearing on public transport compul...
Art Basel 2020 cancelled

Art Basel 2020 cancelled

June 8, 2020, 12:04 p.m.
The major art fair – Art Basel – has been cancelled. 
Public asks when restrictions on life might ease

Public asks when restrictions on life might ease

April 6, 2020, 10:19 a.m.
We are now three weeks into lockdown in Switzerland - and public debate has started to ask when we might expect restr...
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...
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. 
Country under increasing pressure to close border with Italy

Country under increasing pressure to close border with Italy

March 11, 2020, 9:34 a.m.
The Federal Council is under increasing pressure to close the Swiss border with Italy. 
Geneva health committee to vote on restricting sugar in food

Geneva health committee to vote on restricting sugar in food

Feb. 25, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
The Geneva cantonal health committee has voted to bring in restrictions on the amount of sugar added into food &ndash...
European health ministers to discuss Covid-19 crisis in Rome

European health ministers to discuss Covid-19 crisis in Rome

Feb. 25, 2020, 9:53 a.m.
Several European health ministers will be meeting in Rome later today to discuss the Covid-19 crises. 
Coronavirus: Geneva airport tracking down passengers who flew with infected man

Coronavirus: Geneva airport tracking down passengers who flew with infected man

Feb. 11, 2020, 9:19 a.m.
Geneva airport is trying to track down everyone who was on an easyJet flight to Gatwick on Tuesday 28th January.
Switzerland joins open exchange of health threat info

Switzerland joins open exchange of health threat info

Jan. 31, 2020, 6:27 a.m.
Switzerland has joined the EU’s Early Warning and Response System which allows an exchange of information on he...
Protesters demonstrate against 5G technology

Protesters demonstrate against 5G technology

Jan. 27, 2020, 8:51 a.m.
Around 2,000 people protested over the weekend in several Swiss cities against the expansion of 5G mobile technology.
Mysterious skin infection plagues Sankt Gallen school

Mysterious skin infection plagues Sankt Gallen school

Nov. 7, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
Health authorities in canton Sankt Gallen are to step up efforts to eradicate a persistent skin infection which has b...
Cost of drugs in Switzerland often double European average

Cost of drugs in Switzerland often double European average

Oct. 14, 2019, 9:04 a.m.
We’re paying at least a billion francs a year too much in health insurance premiums – and that’s du...
Motion put forward to tackle double insurance problem

Motion put forward to tackle double insurance problem

Oct. 7, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Parliament is looking to tackle the problem of people being double insured. 
Mountain e-bike injuries rising

Mountain e-bike injuries rising

Sept. 13, 2019, 6:50 a.m.
More and more people are being injured in the mountains as they take their e-bikes onto slopes.
JTI cuts Geneva jobs due to new smoking technology

JTI cuts Geneva jobs due to new smoking technology

Sept. 4, 2019, 6:44 a.m.
Japan Tobacco International says it will be cutting about 25% of its staff at its Geneva HQ over the next three years.
More people being poisoned by catapillars

More people being poisoned by catapillars

Sept. 2, 2019, 8:35 a.m.
More people are being poisoned by the processionary caterpillar. Contact with the tiny hairs that line the animal can...
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