President admits mask-wearing rules too late as infection rate climbs

President admits mask-wearing rules too late as infection rate climbs

July 6, 2020, 11:47 a.m.
The government is rejecting criticisms from some quarters that the lockdown has been ended too early, as the infectio...
Epidemiologist says 'second wave is here' as infection rate continues to rise

Epidemiologist says 'second wave is here' as infection rate continues to rise

July 2, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
The infection rate is rising, leading to concerns the second wave is here. 
Growing calls for mandatory mask wearing as infection rate rises

Growing calls for mandatory mask wearing as infection rate rises

June 29, 2020, 9:23 a.m.
There are growing calls to make mask wearing on public transport compulsory as the infection rate starts to rise agai...
Small fraction of public wearing masks on public transport

Small fraction of public wearing masks on public transport

June 18, 2020, 9:01 a.m.
There are further calls to make mask wearing on public transport compulsory after a survey shows only a small fractio...
Federal Health Office combats pandemic fake news

Federal Health Office combats pandemic fake news

June 17, 2020, 10:24 a.m.
The Federal Health Office is launching an attack on the spread of fake news. 
Coronavirus infection number on the rise

Coronavirus infection number on the rise

June 11, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
The number of coronavirus infections is creeping up as the country emerges from lockdown. 
Covid-19 cases could see growth as R number set at over 1

Covid-19 cases could see growth as R number set at over 1

June 9, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
The ‘R’ number in Switzerland is reported as being over 1. That means on average each person carrying the...
19 new Covid-19 cases reported yesterday

19 new Covid-19 cases reported yesterday

June 4, 2020, 9:49 a.m.
The Federal Health Office is reporting 19 new coronavirus infections yesterday. There were 3 on Tuesday and 9 on Mond...
EPFL study shows lockdown positively affected coronavirus transmission

EPFL study shows lockdown positively affected coronavirus transmission

June 2, 2020, 8:56 a.m.
The Swiss lockdown has had a positive effect on the transmission of the coronavirus. That’s according to a stud...
Low infection levels push faster lockdown easing than expected

Low infection levels push faster lockdown easing than expected

May 27, 2020, 10:38 a.m.
The continuing low levels of infection is reportedly pushing the government into further lockdown easing – fast...
Rate of new infections remains low, hope for sport stadiums to reopen

Rate of new infections remains low, hope for sport stadiums to reopen

May 25, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
The rate of new infections in Switzerland remains low – only 11 new cases in the last 24 hours according to the...
Number of new infections remains low

Number of new infections remains low

May 22, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
The latest figures from the Federal Health Office show there were 36 new infections in the last 24 hours. A small dro...
Hopes for more lockdown easing after infection numbers continue falling

Hopes for more lockdown easing after infection numbers continue falling

May 19, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
There are hopes Switzerland remains on track for further lessening of the lockdown restrictions after the number of p...
Home antibody tests' reliability questioned

Home antibody tests' reliability questioned

May 18, 2020, 9:49 a.m.
There are warnings about home antibody tests which are now available online. 
Latest figures show sharp fall in daily infections

Latest figures show sharp fall in daily infections

May 18, 2020, 9:46 a.m.
The latest figures from the Federal Health Office are showing a sharp fall in daily infections – yesterday only...
Ticino reports no new infections for first time since crisis began

Ticino reports no new infections for first time since crisis began

May 13, 2020, 10:44 a.m.
Canton Ticino has reported no new infections or deaths from Covid-19 for the first time since the start of the crises...
Infection and unemployment curves both flattening

Infection and unemployment curves both flattening

May 12, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
The infection curve is continuing to flatten. 39 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours – Daniel Koc...
Man thought to have died after eating listeria-infected cheese in hospital

Man thought to have died after eating listeria-infected cheese in hospital

May 12, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
A man in hospital in canton Valais may have died after eating listeria-infected cheese during his stay.
Number of daily new infections rises

Number of daily new infections rises

May 1, 2020, 7:55 a.m.
The number of infections in Switzerland has risen all this week. Yesterday 179 tested positive, Wednesday were 140 an...
App being launched to alert citizens to exposure to Covid-19

App being launched to alert citizens to exposure to Covid-19

April 23, 2020, 9:26 a.m.
An app is being launched for Switzerland, to alert people should they be exposed to someone infected with coronavirus.
Rate of Covid-19 infection continues to slow

Rate of Covid-19 infection continues to slow

April 22, 2020, 9:48 a.m.
The rate of infection continues to slow in Switzerland. 
Authorities confident spread of virus has stabilised

Authorities confident spread of virus has stabilised

April 16, 2020, 10:02 a.m.
As the downward trend of infection rates here in Switzerland continue, the number of new cases of coronavirus increas...
Around 2% of population has been infected

Around 2% of population has been infected

April 15, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
At least 100,000 people in Switzerland have already been infected with Covid-19 - that’s according to Swis...
Daily coronavirus testing almost doubles

Daily coronavirus testing almost doubles

April 2, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
Switzerland has massively increased its number of daily coronavirus tests - to 16,000 a day. 
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