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Coronavirus Should all Swiss be wearing face masks?

“No,” say the Swiss government and the WHO; “yes,” say some European governments and Swiss politicians; “yes and no,” say many opinionated readers.

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Education Pupils will finish year on time despite corona closure

The school year will not be extended and secondary students will receive their diplomas despite the school closures caused by the pandemic.

This content was published on April 2, 2020 4:05 PM

Covid-19 impact Swiss want to work from home more frequently after pandemic

Four out of five Swiss residents say they would like to work from home more regularly after the coronavirus pandemic is over, according to a survey. 

This content was published on April 2, 2020 12:30 PM

Production line Helping people to breathe

Production has been stepped up at a company in eastern Switzerland that makes breathing machines, as health services struggle to help a growing ...

Q&A Coronavirus: Why staying home is merely a recommendation in Switzerland

In this first collection of answers to readers' questions about the pandemic, we tackle the Swiss approach to social distancing measures.

Development banks How Switzerland benefits from development aid

Switzerland supports development banks, which aim to boost the economies of poor countries. But aid money also ends up back in Swiss bank accounts.

covid-19 explainer How social distancing is taking hold in Switzerland

What began as a recommendation to avoid handshakes and kisses on cheeks has turned into a measure urging residents to stay at home.

2019 stats Fraud and online crime on the rise in Switzerland

While ‘hard’ crimes such as murder remain rare, and numbers of thefts are dropping, fraud and online crimes relating to pornography continued to ...

This content was published on March 23, 2020 1:55 PM

education Why homework won’t disappear after home studying ends

When distance learning now in place as a result of the coronavirus outbreak comes to end, Swiss schools will reopen the debate on homework.

One Happy Family Arrests made over Lesbos refugee centre blaze

Three people have been arrested in connection with a suspected arson attack at the Swiss-run One Happy Family community centre on the Greek island ...

This content was published on March 21, 2020 12:06 PM

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

Free go Swiss public fridges cut waste and help the poor

In Switzerland, almost one in ten people suffer from or are at risk of poverty. More and more citizen initiatives are being created to help them.