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Coronavirus crisis Government plans to top up Covid-19 economic package

Swiss businesses look set to benefit from additional financial aid to soften the shock of the coronavirus epidemic.

This content was published on April 1, 2020 5:44 PM

Pandemic spread Data tracking to tackle future pandemics via smartphones

Switzerland is contributing to a European digital platform that promises to combat the spread of pandemics by better identifying people at risk of ...

This content was published on April 1, 2020 2:36 PM

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Coronavirus crisis Switzerland tightens restrictions, announces more economic aid

The Swiss government on Friday announced a countrywide ban on gatherings of more than five people and an additional economic package.

This content was published on March 20, 2020 6:32 PM

Covid-19 Swiss militia soldiers get historic call up to fight coronavirus

The Swiss government is mobilising up to 8,000 members of the military to help the cantons fight the rapidly spreading coronavirus, Covid-19.

Covid-19 Swiss army prepares to deploy to help coronavirus response

Switzerland’s militia army is getting ready to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected over 1,500 people nationwide. 

This content was published on March 15, 2020 2:58 PM

Parliament Swiss firms to be protected from foreign investors

Parliament has called on the Swiss government to make investments by foreign companies in Swiss firms subject to official approval.

This content was published on March 3, 2020 12:28 PM

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Head-shaking doctors and non-hand-shaking workers

A day after the first confirmed Swiss case of coronavirus, some doctors have accused the government of “irresponsibly” underestimating the danger.

Data protection Should rail commuter data be monetised through advertising?

The data commissioner has sounded a warning over the volume of commuter data being harnessed by Swiss Federal Railways for advertising.

Poverty How Swiss welfare works

If you are unable to provide for yourself or your family in Switzerland, there are systems in place to help.

Spying affair Has ‘Crypto Leaks’ exposed Swiss neutrality as a sham?

Swiss politicians, historians and the media are debating the possible consequences of the latest spying scandal for the country’s credibility.