Mountain roads busy whilst Gotthard Tunnel remains quiet

Mountain roads busy whilst Gotthard Tunnel remains quiet

May 22, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
Mountain roads were busy yesterday as thousands took to the hills for the long weekend. 
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. 
Former police officer shoots and kills wife and suspected lover

Former police officer shoots and kills wife and suspected lover

May 18, 2020, 9:43 a.m.
A former police officer in Ticino shot and killed his wife and a man assumed to be her new lover. 
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...
Ticino to test a selection of population for coronavirus

Ticino to test a selection of population for coronavirus

May 6, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
Authorities in canton Ticino are collecting blood from 1,500 people to determine who has had the coronavirus. 
Covid-19 Updates: Ticino lockdown extended and masks not mandatory

Covid-19 Updates: Ticino lockdown extended and masks not mandatory

April 23, 2020, 9:23 a.m.
Ticino’s lockdown is to be extended until May 3 - instead of starting to ease restrictions on Monday, along wit...
Police break up catholic mass in Ticino

Police break up catholic mass in Ticino

April 21, 2020, 10:02 a.m.
Police broke up a catholic mass in canton Ticino on Sunday. 
Ticino hopes for strong summer to combat service industry losses

Ticino hopes for strong summer to combat service industry losses

April 20, 2020, 9:59 a.m.
As Switzerland starts to look ahead to life outside the lockdown, restaurateurs and hoteliers in the worst hit canton...
Ticino police praise lack of tourism over Easter weekend

Ticino police praise lack of tourism over Easter weekend

April 14, 2020, 9:46 a.m.
 The Ticino police have praised the behaviour of Swiss people who’ve not traveled south for the Easter bre...
Gotthard Tunnel traffic 10% of usual levels

Gotthard Tunnel traffic 10% of usual levels

April 10, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
For the first time in many years - there have been no Easter traffic jams at the Gotthard Tunnel - as most holidaymak...
Police forces prepare for Easter weekend as many Swiss already caught vacationing

Police forces prepare for Easter weekend as many Swiss already caught vacationing

April 7, 2020, 9:48 a.m.
Cantonal police forces around the country are gearing up for the Easter weekend as they continue to warn people again...
Cantonal doctor thanks Ticino residents for flattening curve

Cantonal doctor thanks Ticino residents for flattening curve

April 7, 2020, 9:24 a.m.
Some encouraging news from Canton Ticino, where for the first time since Mid-March fewer than 100 new infections have...
Matterhorn continues to light up with messages of hope

Matterhorn continues to light up with messages of hope

April 3, 2020, 9:48 a.m.
And the Matterhorn continues to be lit up every night - with messages of hope and now also flags of areas badly affec...
Calls for Gotthard Tunnel to be closed over Easter break

Calls for Gotthard Tunnel to be closed over Easter break

April 3, 2020, 9:31 a.m.
There are calls to close the Gotthard Tunnel over the Easter break. 
UBS boss donates CHF 1m to Covid-19 victims

UBS boss donates CHF 1m to Covid-19 victims

March 31, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
UBS boss Sergio Ermotti has donated CHF 1 million to coronavirus victims - funded from his family’s foundation.
Ticino holds minute silence to mark 100 deaths

Ticino holds minute silence to mark 100 deaths

March 31, 2020, 9:56 a.m.
A minute’s silence has been held in Ticino.  
Over 800 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours

Over 800 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours

March 24, 2020, 8:42 a.m.
8,060 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in Switzerland - that’s 866 new cases in 24 hours. 
Federal Office asks for 5 more days to judge Covid-19 impact as intensive care beds run low

Federal Office asks for 5 more days to judge Covid-19 impact as intensive care beds run low

March 20, 2020, 9 a.m.
There’s a warning Switzerland is running out of beds in intensive care.    
Confirmed cases in Switzerland triples in one week

Confirmed cases in Switzerland triples in one week

March 19, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Switzerland has more than tripled in the past week. 
Ticino announces state of emergency

Ticino announces state of emergency

March 12, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
Canton Ticino has announced a state of emergency and launched a series of measures designed to limit the spread of Co...
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. 
Italian shutdown affecting neighbouring Ticino

Italian shutdown affecting neighbouring Ticino

March 10, 2020, 9:38 a.m.
The Italian shutdown is affected neighboring Swiss cities in canton Ticino. 
Majority of citizens support government handling of Covid-19 outbreak

Majority of citizens support government handling of Covid-19 outbreak

March 9, 2020, 9:56 a.m.
The majority of people in the country believe the government is doing a good job in its efforts to control the spread...
Ticino feels abandoned by Bern as coronavirus hits

Ticino feels abandoned by Bern as coronavirus hits

Feb. 27, 2020, 11:12 a.m.
Doctors and politicians in canton Ticino say they feel abandoned by Bern as they try to prepare for an expected large...
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