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COVID-19 Swiss government shuts down public life amid spreading coronavirus 

The Swiss government has declared an “extraordinary situation”, instituting a ban on all private and public events and closing gathering places.

This content was published on March 17, 2020 2:20 PM

Bächital disaster Remembering the Reckingen avalanche and ‘cot miracle’

On February 24, 1970, the deadliest avalanche in recent Swiss history swept through the village of Reckingen, killing 30 people.

Fatality Man dies from injuries after Stoos chairlift accident

A 40-year-old man from canton Zurich, who was seriously injured in a chairlift accident last Thursday, died in hospital on Wednesday.

This content was published on February 13, 2020 11:20 AM

Nuclear alert Two days in a shelter with 27 neighbours and a barking dog

The work to dismantle the Mühleberg nuclear power plant has begun but a nuclear accident can’t be ruled out for some time.

Battered Europe Storm Ciara wanes in Switzerland after two days of disruption

Strong winds of up to 150km/h have caused travel disruption in Switzerland.

This content was published on February 11, 2020 5:51 PM

Sports safety Sledging study reports lots of head injuries and few helmets

More than 6,500 sledging injuries are recorded each year in Switzerland, with every sixth injury being to the head. 

This content was published on February 11, 2020 11:51 AM

Schwyz mountains  Four seriously injured in chairlift and cable collision

Four people were seriously injured when a chairlift plunged to the ground in central Switzerland after cable collision, say canton Schwyz police.  

This content was published on February 7, 2020 11:56 AM

Humanitarian charity Swiss Solidarity collected CHF34.7 million in 2019

Donations to Swiss Solidarity last year totalled CHF34.7 million ($35.6 million), which helped people in need in Switzerland and abroad.

This content was published on February 7, 2020 6:00 AM