Basel has its own virus

Basel has its own virus

Oct. 8, 2020, 6:39 a.m.
A team from Basel University have discovered there is a specific Basel mutation of the coronavirus.
Christmas possibly 'cancelled' due to pandemic

Christmas possibly 'cancelled' due to pandemic

Sept. 9, 2020, 9:49 a.m.
Will the virus cancel Christmas? 
Cheapest soaps best for skin health

Cheapest soaps best for skin health

Sept. 3, 2020, 10:29 a.m.
We’ve been told to wash our hands regularly for the last few months – but a consumer test has shown it&rs...
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...
Ski season to be discussed as stations shown to be vectors for virus spread

Ski season to be discussed as stations shown to be vectors for virus spread

Aug. 13, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
The upcoming ski season is now being examined. 
Geneva becomes coronavirus 'hotspot'

Geneva becomes coronavirus 'hotspot'

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:40 a.m.
Geneva is being called a ‘hotspot’ for coronavirus infections.   
Senior doctor warns face shields do not protect wearer, masks do

Senior doctor warns face shields do not protect wearer, masks do

July 15, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
A senior doctor is warning face shields offer no protection against the coronavirus – and people should wear ma...
21-hour party triggers coronavirus concerns

21-hour party triggers coronavirus concerns

June 29, 2020, 9:06 a.m.
A party raged for 21 hours in Bern over the weekend, triggering noise complaints and worries about spreading the coro...
Economy predicted to return to pre-virus levels by 2022 at the earliest

Economy predicted to return to pre-virus levels by 2022 at the earliest

June 10, 2020, 8:54 a.m.
The thinktank, Economiesuisse, says the economy will take a long time to recover and won’t be back to pre-virus...
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...
Switzerland prepares for Covid-19 second wave over summer

Switzerland prepares for Covid-19 second wave over summer

April 29, 2020, 9:12 a.m.
While the current rate of infections is flattening, experts are now preparing for a second wave which may hit in July...
Federal Council due to announce plans for reopening schools

Federal Council due to announce plans for reopening schools

April 27, 2020, 9:01 a.m.
While some restrictions are lifted today, schools remain closed. The Federal Council is due to announce on Wednesday ...
Severe drought not featured in news due to virus

Severe drought not featured in news due to virus

April 23, 2020, 9:09 a.m.
If it wasn’t for the virus, the main news would be the severe drought hitting the country. 
Families refusing to send kids back to school risk being fined thousands

Families refusing to send kids back to school risk being fined thousands

April 22, 2020, 9:46 a.m.
Swiss families who refuse to send their primary aged children back to school in May risk being fined thousands of fra...
Hope for service industry but 'the virus sets the pace'

Hope for service industry but 'the virus sets the pace'

April 21, 2020, 10 a.m.
There’s may be a ray of hope for bars, restaurants and the tourist sector. Federal Councillor Alain Berset was ...
More people worrying about the state of the economy than the virus

More people worrying about the state of the economy than the virus

April 8, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
More and more people are now getting worried about the state of the economy more than the virus. 
Website launched to track Covid-19 around Switzerland

Website launched to track Covid-19 around Switzerland

March 27, 2020, 8:59 a.m.
A website to track possible cases of coronavirus has been launched in Switzerland.   
Covid-19 cases rise by 1,000 in one day

Covid-19 cases rise by 1,000 in one day

March 27, 2020, 8:56 a.m.
The number of coronavirus cases in Switzerland continues to rise.   
Switzerland has one of highest infection rates compared to population

Switzerland has one of highest infection rates compared to population

March 26, 2020, 9:01 a.m.
Switzerland now has the highest rate of infection with Covid-19 in the world - based on its population.   
Country in lock-down, chaos as borders, home testing trialed.

Country in lock-down, chaos as borders, home testing trialed.

March 17, 2020, 12:05 p.m.
Switzerland is now in lock-down. Only essential shops, such as food and pharmacies, can be open.  Also servic...
Government likely to announce more restrictions to cut virus spread

Government likely to announce more restrictions to cut virus spread

March 16, 2020, 9:31 a.m.
The federal government is expected to announce far reaching restrictions later today in an effort to stem the spread ...
Social media helps those in isolation

Social media helps those in isolation

March 16, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
Social media networks across the country are offering a lifeline for people who are in isolation.    
Zurich minister says schools could be shut for months

Zurich minister says schools could be shut for months

March 16, 2020, 9:26 a.m.
Schools across the country could be closed for several months – that’s the view of the Zurich minister of...
Airport urges non-travellers to stay away

Airport urges non-travellers to stay away

March 16, 2020, 9:25 a.m.
Managers at Geneva airport are asking people not to go to the airport unless they are travelling.  
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