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 ...
Geneva nightclubs write to canton to denounce latest closure decision

Geneva nightclubs write to canton to denounce latest closure decision

Sept. 4, 2020, 8:41 a.m.
Geneva nightclub owners are frustrated at a decision to keep them closed until November 16th – but to allo...
Spike in infections leads to long queues at testing stations

Spike in infections leads to long queues at testing stations

Sept. 3, 2020, 10:46 a.m.
The spike in the number of infections is causing problems at some testing stations. Many are complaining about long q...
Cantons and businesses tighten measures to tackle Covid-19

Cantons and businesses tighten measures to tackle Covid-19

Aug. 25, 2020, 9:17 a.m.
Zurich is tightening its anti-Covid-19 laws.
Zurich mayor worried as new Covid cases continue to rise

Zurich mayor worried as new Covid cases continue to rise

Aug. 24, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
The Federal Health Office says there were 276 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. That includes 42 from a late r...
Increasing rate of infection in France leads to border closure concerns

Increasing rate of infection in France leads to border closure concerns

Aug. 21, 2020, 10:41 a.m.
The increasing rate of infection in France is leading to worries of the border being closed once again.
Anti-mask demonstration in Geneva planned for September

Anti-mask demonstration in Geneva planned for September

Aug. 21, 2020, 10:24 a.m.
A planned demonstration in Geneva against compulsory mask-wearing is splitting social media with insults between the ...
Epidemiologist urges nationwide mask-wearing requirement as infection rate climbs

Epidemiologist urges nationwide mask-wearing requirement as infection rate climbs

Aug. 20, 2020, 9:25 a.m.
A leading Swiss epidemiologist says the country needs to bring in a nationwide requirement for masks to be worn in al...
Right-wing protestors plan to demonstrate against mask-wearing

Right-wing protestors plan to demonstrate against mask-wearing

Aug. 18, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
A major demonstration against any further rules to make mask-wearing compulsory is being planned in Zurich at the end...
Pandemic control measures led to reduced disease spread and accidents compared to previous years

Pandemic control measures led to reduced disease spread and accidents compared to previous years

Aug. 17, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
The lockdown and increased hygiene measure mean Switzerland recorded fewer deaths in the first seven months of the ye...
Experts worry about large gatherings recommencing in October

Experts worry about large gatherings recommencing in October

Aug. 14, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
Medical experts are worried about the new rules which will allow more than a 1,000 people to gather from October. The...
Daily infection rate continues to climb

Daily infection rate continues to climb

Aug. 12, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
The daily infection rate continues to climb – the latest figures show 187 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hou...
Number of daily new infections remains above 100

Number of daily new infections remains above 100

Aug. 10, 2020, 9:59 a.m.
The number of new infections in Switzerland remains stubbornly above 100. Yesterday the Federal Office of Public Heal...
Ticino to extend Covid-19 protective measures by 2 weeks

Ticino to extend Covid-19 protective measures by 2 weeks

Aug. 7, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
The canton of Ticino has extended protective coronavirus measures for another two weeks from this coming Sunday. ...
Government criticised for lack of control over infection spread

Government criticised for lack of control over infection spread

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:43 a.m.
The Swiss Office for Federal Health is being criticised for not having a handle on the source of new coronavirus infe...
Geneva becomes coronavirus 'hotspot'

Geneva becomes coronavirus 'hotspot'

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:40 a.m.
Geneva is being called a ‘hotspot’ for coronavirus infections.   
Basel airport introduces compulsory Covid-19 testing for 3 countries

Basel airport introduces compulsory Covid-19 testing for 3 countries

Aug. 4, 2020, 10:01 a.m.
Basel’s EuroAirport has introduced compulsory coronavirus testing for passengers arriving from Turkey, Israel a...
Nightclubs not source of most infections

Nightclubs not source of most infections

Aug. 3, 2020, 10:54 a.m.
Nightclubs are not the source of the most infections of coronavirus in Switzerland.   
Geneva bar closes after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

Geneva bar closes after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

July 29, 2020, 10 a.m.
A Geneva bar will close for the next 10 days after one if its staff tested positive for Covid-19. 
Zug prison quarantines after inmate tests positive

Zug prison quarantines after inmate tests positive

July 28, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
A prison in canton Zug is in quarantine after an inmate tested positive. The prison says the man didn’t catch t...
'Superspreader' infects bar-goers and family members in Geneva

'Superspreader' infects bar-goers and family members in Geneva

July 28, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
One person infected 20 others at a bar in Geneva over the weekend. 
Researchers develop formula showing link between lockdown and death rates

Researchers develop formula showing link between lockdown and death rates

July 27, 2020, 10:22 a.m.
A study by the University of Bern suggests if the government had waited an extra week before locking down on the 16th...
Holidaymakers warned that countries' quarantine statuses could change

Holidaymakers warned that countries' quarantine statuses could change

July 23, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
The Federal Health Office is warning holidaymakers the status of the country they’re visiting could change whil...
Government recalls 13 million masks due to fungal infection

Government recalls 13 million masks due to fungal infection

July 10, 2020, 8:12 a.m.
The government is recalling thousands of face masks distributed to the cantons as they may have a fungal infection.&n...
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