France to move from lockdown to curfew

France to move from lockdown to curfew

Nov. 25, 2020, 6:14 a.m.
France will come out of lockdown on the 15th December – but there will be a curfew instead.
Basel City residents annoyed by half-lockdown

Basel City residents annoyed by half-lockdown

Nov. 24, 2020, 6:59 a.m.
Residents in the half canton of Basel-City are angry that they’re on lockdown and businesses are forced to clos...
Valais to extend lockdown

Valais to extend lockdown

Nov. 23, 2020, 6:19 a.m.
Canton Valais is extending its lockdown for a further two weeks. But there will be some loosening of restrictions for...
Geneva protestors fight lockdown

Geneva protestors fight lockdown

Nov. 20, 2020, 7:04 a.m.
Hundreds protested in Geneva yesterday against the continuing cantonal lockdown.
Small loosening of Geneva restrictions

Small loosening of Geneva restrictions

Nov. 19, 2020, 6:03 a.m.
Geneva is loosening its lockdown regulations slightly.
Support for Geneva lockdown falls - bar owners threaten rebellion

Support for Geneva lockdown falls - bar owners threaten rebellion

Nov. 18, 2020, 6:21 a.m.
Support for the Geneva lockdown seems to be crumbling – and café and bar owners are threatening to break...
Federal taskforce issues confusing messages

Federal taskforce issues confusing messages

Nov. 16, 2020, 6:57 a.m.
The Federal Coronavirus Taskforce sent confusing messages over the weekend. On Saturday at a press conference, the me...
Carouge shop owners say rules are unfair

Carouge shop owners say rules are unfair

Nov. 16, 2020, 6:52 a.m.
Shop owners in Carouge say the current covid rules are unfair on them and if they can’t open to benefit from pr...
Jet d'eau to remain off for lockdown

Jet d'eau to remain off for lockdown

Nov. 13, 2020, 7:01 a.m.
The Jet d’eau in Geneva will stay off as a reminder to the population to follow all the current safety laws.
Infection rates down - but restrictions remain

Infection rates down - but restrictions remain

Nov. 11, 2020, 8:10 a.m.
Although the infection rate is now beginning to fall – there is still a long way to go before restrictions can ...
Ticino ramps up anti-infection measures again

Ticino ramps up anti-infection measures again

Nov. 9, 2020, 7:05 a.m.
Canton Ticino is bringing back stricter measures to control the infection rate. The State Council announced yesterday...
Chavannes benefits from Geneva and French lockdowns

Chavannes benefits from Geneva and French lockdowns

Nov. 5, 2020, 8:42 a.m.
The Chavannes commercial centre in canton Vaud has seen business boom with customers arriving from lockdown hit Franc...
More cantons move to lockdown

More cantons move to lockdown

Nov. 4, 2020, 11:29 a.m.
More cantons are moving to lockdown – Vaud will shut down leisure activities from 5pm today. Fribourg will clos...
Geneva moves to partial lockdown from 7pm today

Geneva moves to partial lockdown from 7pm today

Nov. 2, 2020, 8:52 a.m.
Canton Geneva will be partially locked down from 7pm today.
We are travelling less

We are travelling less

Nov. 2, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
The message that we should be staying at home more does seem to be getting through – but we are still more mobi...
Swiss visitors to France and Germany warned of fines

Swiss visitors to France and Germany warned of fines

Oct. 29, 2020, 6:20 a.m.
Germany and France have brought in tougher lockdowns than Switzerland and there are warnings border controls will mak...
Federal Council looks certain to bring in tougher measures

Federal Council looks certain to bring in tougher measures

Oct. 27, 2020, 7:58 a.m.
Tougher measures are coming – there doesn’t seem to be in any doubt about that. The Federal Council looks...
Former corona head warns against too drastic action

Former corona head warns against too drastic action

Oct. 23, 2020, 6:49 a.m.
The former head of the communicable disease unit at the Federal Health Office, Daniel Koch, says he would be opposed ...
If there's another lockdown - it seems we'll be baking

If there's another lockdown - it seems we'll be baking

Oct. 23, 2020, 6:42 a.m.
With fears of a new lockdown coming – there’s signs people are beginning to panic buy once again.
Friends and family main cause of transmission in Geneva

Friends and family main cause of transmission in Geneva

Oct. 9, 2020, 6:45 a.m.
Geneva is currently the worst hit canton with climbing infection rates and the cantonal doctor says she’s conce...
Pandemic scientists receiving abuse from skeptics

Pandemic scientists receiving abuse from skeptics

Sept. 9, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
Scientists working on the coronavirus say they are receiving more personal abuse from skeptics who claim it’s a...
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...
Study shows serious effects of lockdown on mental health

Study shows serious effects of lockdown on mental health

Aug. 24, 2020, 9:14 a.m.
The lockdown has had a serious impact on the mental health of millions in the country.
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...
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