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Heavy demand Swiss firms rush to claim emergency coronavirus loans

A third of a CHF20 billion ($21 billion) fund offering state guaranteed loans to small and medium sized Swiss companies has been used up just four ...

This content was published on March 30, 2020 5:16 PM

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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

Foreign demand Record exports drive up Swiss chocolate sales

The value of Swiss chocolate exports topped CHF1 billion ($1.05 billion) for the first time last year, led by increased demand from Canada, the ...

This content was published on March 30, 2020 11:05 AM

covid-19 France drops blocks on face mask exports to Switzerland

After Germany, France has lifted restrictions on the delivery of hygienic masks to Switzerland.

This content was published on March 29, 2020 4:02 PM

Coronavirus fallout Swiss cantons given permission to shut manufacturing activities

The Swiss government has allowed cantons to shut down industrial activities if they show a risk of spreading coronavirus.

This content was published on March 27, 2020 3:00 PM

Coronavirus Army sent to help on Swiss border

Swiss military police officers and a militia battalion are providing support to the Federal Customs Administration.

This content was published on March 27, 2020 1:58 PM

Jewish art Museum pays compensation for Glaser art collection

Basel’s Fine Arts Museum has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to the heirs of Jewish art collector Curt Glaser as compensation for acquiring ...

This content was published on March 27, 2020 1:00 PM

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

Coronavirus Intensive care beds could run out in a week, study predicts

Switzerland will run out of intensive care beds on April 2 owing to the progression of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study by ETH Zurich.

This content was published on March 27, 2020 11:09 AM

Coronavirus Dirty laundry stretches Army Postal Service to the limit

The mobilisation of the Swiss army to cope with the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in “more work than ever” for the army’s postmen and postwomen.

This content was published on March 26, 2020 6:14 PM

coronavirus Mobile phone data show Swiss are keeping their distance

Anonymised data collected by Swisscom and given to the government have revealed that people are behaving in a disciplined manner to contain Covid-19.

This content was published on March 26, 2020 11:12 AM