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covid-19 updates Coronavirus: the situation in Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus, with about 20,000 positive tests and more than 600 deaths.

Abuse Coronavirus is a nightmare for domestic violence victims

Isolation in time of coronavirus also leaves more leeway for violent spouses. Victim support organisations are concerned.    

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Multilateralism Swiss-sponsored UN resolution calls for stronger pandemic cooperation

UN member states have approved a Swiss-sponsored resolution calling for “intensified international cooperation” to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.

This content was published on April 3, 2020 1:00 PM

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.

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 ...

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

Swiss Solidarity Swiss Covid-19 fundraiser collects more than CHF10 million

The national charity, Swiss Solidarity, announced that it has raised more than CHF10 million to help during the coronavirus crisis.

This content was published on April 1, 2020 10:30 AM

covid-19 Swiss health official says virus infection wave may last to early summer

The current wave of coronavirus infections sweeping acrossSwitzerland should be over by early summer, a top Swiss health official said on Tuesday.

This content was published on March 31, 2020 6:34 PM

Intensive care unit On the frontline at a Swiss hospital battling Covid-19

Health workers at the University Hospital of canton Fribourg are doing their best amidst a general shortage of personnel, equipment and secure zones. 

Coronavirus Swiss government launches Covid-19 scientific taskforce

The federal authorities have set up a scientific taskforce to advise the Federal Council and to coordinate national research by universities into ...

This content was published on March 31, 2020 1:33 PM

Covid-19 Men are more susceptible to coronavirus than women

In Switzerland 58% of people hospitalised for coronavirus are men. When it comes to deaths, men are even more affected than women at 60%. 

This content was published on March 31, 2020 11:43 AM

covid-19 Private Swiss initiative to import medical goods from China

A “citizen” initiative organised by business groups in Geneva is to transport almost 100 tonnes of medical equipment next week.

This content was published on March 30, 2020 3:57 PM

gauging the crisis Covid-19 immunity testing to begin in some Swiss hospitals

The hospitals are planning to roll out testing to evaluate how many people have already been infected, including those who may have already be immune.

This content was published on March 30, 2020 12:27 PM