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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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Covid-19 Coronavirus brings existential threat to Swiss press, despite more readers

The Swiss media has seen a spike in readership and audiences due to the coronavirus pandemic, but at the same, revenues from advertisers have shrunk.

This content was published on March 27, 2020 12:14 PM

Covid-19 lockdown A postcard from Geneva’s vibrant Pâquis district under coronavirus

A snapshot of the partial lockdown in Geneva’s Pâquis district, one of the most cosmopolitan and liveliest in the city in western Switzerland.

Covid-19 ‘We will come through this together’

The upheaval caused by the virus is immense, says UN secretary-general António Guterres. Nations must come together to defeat this "common enemy".

Covid-19 solidarity  Volunteers open doors to cross-border health workers

Many people in the Ticino region have opened their homes to cross-border health workers from neighbouring Italy.

Coronavirus measures What can Switzerland do to slow the spread of Covid-19?

A look at the options available to the cantons and the federal government. 

Coronavirus impact ‘Desperate measures in desperate times’ as virus affects International Geneva

Geneva has been at the sharp end of the disruption caused by the new coronavirus.

Global talent Firms lament red tape for hiring foreign talent in Switzerland

Switzerland is losing ground to other countries as an attractive place to do business due to the complexity of hiring young, foreign talent.

This content was published on March 12, 2020 12:13 PM

Employment impacts Companies seek to cushion the economic blow of coronavirus

As some Swiss businesses are forced to cut back on working hours due to the coronavirus, more are requesting financial support from authorities.

This content was published on March 2, 2020 4:39 PM

Coronavirus Switzerland issues handshake and hanky rules

The Swiss federal authorities have issued three new rules to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

This content was published on March 2, 2020 4:26 PM

Finding a job Are you emotionally fit for that job? A Swiss test can tell.

As employers look for new ways to find the best talent, scientists in Switzerland have developed a test to measure what can’t be found on a CV.

pymetrics The future of talent acquisition

Frida Polli is a neuroscientist and co-founder of pymetrics, an AI-based job matching platform based in the United States.

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.

may vote Unions say anti-EU initiative is bad for workers

Trade unions have said scrapping the freedom of movement agreement with the European Union, saying a “yes” vote would be “an attack on all workers”.

This content was published on February 24, 2020 1:49 PM

Without work Who can collect Swiss unemployment benefits?

If you lose your job in Switzerland, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. This is what you need to know.