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...
2019 court case could impact companies currently working from home

2019 court case could impact companies currently working from home

May 26, 2020, 9:24 a.m.
A court case which started more than a year ago, could have an impact on companies which have sent many of their empl...
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. 
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...
Religious groups overall pleased to resume services on 28th May

Religious groups overall pleased to resume services on 28th May

May 22, 2020, 9:26 a.m.
Religious groups are generally pleased services will be able to resume on the 28th May. The date is a little ear...
Food bank demand rises considerably in french-speaking region

Food bank demand rises considerably in french-speaking region

May 22, 2020, 9:05 a.m.
More people are asking for food aid in French-speaking Switzerland. 
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...
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...
Food bank needs exacerbated by loss of cleaning jobs

Food bank needs exacerbated by loss of cleaning jobs

May 19, 2020, 9:25 a.m.
Only 20% of people who employ cleaners or home help have continued to pay their workers during the lockdown – e...
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. 
Geneva to create over 7km of new cycle lanes

Geneva to create over 7km of new cycle lanes

May 14, 2020, 10:11 a.m.
As the lockdown eases and more people are going back to work – there’s a new emphasis on mobility. 
Plan put forth to help businesses forced to close during pandemic

Plan put forth to help businesses forced to close during pandemic

May 13, 2020, 10:49 a.m.
A plan to help businesses forced to close during the pandemic has been put forward by the National Economic Council.&...
Thousands flock to shops as country reopens

Thousands flock to shops as country reopens

May 12, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
The shops reopened yesterday and thousands took advantage to get out for the first time in weeks. 
New regulations for lockdown easing begin

New regulations for lockdown easing begin

May 11, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Entering Switzerland is now a little easier. New regulations that come into force today allow for business meeti...
Uncertainty over reopening of swimming pools

Uncertainty over reopening of swimming pools

May 11, 2020, 9:43 a.m.
While we may be able to do a few more things from today, there is still uncertainty over when we may be able to use t...
Survey shows Swiss concerned about loss of personal freedoms

Survey shows Swiss concerned about loss of personal freedoms

May 8, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
A new survey shows Swiss people are becoming more concerned about the loss of personal freedoms – which many fe...
Straight road becomes notorious for speeders during lockdown

Straight road becomes notorious for speeders during lockdown

May 8, 2020, 9:25 a.m.
A straight section of road in canton Zurich is becoming notorious for speeders during the lockdown. 
Number of people testing positive for coronavirus increases for second day

Number of people testing positive for coronavirus increases for second day

May 8, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
For the second day in a row the number of people who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus is up. In the last ...
City of Geneva tries to prevent complete return to normal

City of Geneva tries to prevent complete return to normal

May 7, 2020, 9:57 a.m.
As the country prepares for a limited re-opening from Monday, the city of Geneva is keen not to have everything retur...
Parliament ignores own social distancing rules once wine begins flowing

Parliament ignores own social distancing rules once wine begins flowing

May 7, 2020, 9:54 a.m.
Parliamentarians are under fire for seemingly ignoring their own social distancing rules. 
Parliament agrees to financial assistance package worth CHF 57bn

Parliament agrees to financial assistance package worth CHF 57bn

May 7, 2020, 9:43 a.m.
Parliament has agreed to a financial assistance package worth CHF 57bn to help businesses and organizations cope with...
Crime has dropped considerably since lockdown began

Crime has dropped considerably since lockdown began

May 7, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a number of crimes has dropped considerably since the lockdown came into force. 
Number of new cases jumps up after falling for several days

Number of new cases jumps up after falling for several days

May 7, 2020, 9:33 a.m.
The number of new coronavirus infections jumped yesterday after falling for several days. 
Public warned to not get complacent as more details on life after lockdown emerge

Public warned to not get complacent as more details on life after lockdown emerge

May 6, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
More details are now emerging on how life will be different when the lockdown lifts a little on Monday. 
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