Joining forces for seriously ill patients
Hospital groups Spital STS AG and Spitäler fmi have taken measures to counter overload.
No Lockdown yet
After the epidemiological situation in Switzerland had further deteriorated, the federal council has taken the lead again, which had previously been in the hands of the individual cantons.
Cantonal covid measures remain in force until 7 December
The measures in force in the canton of Berne to contain the coronavirus will remain in force until 7 December 2020. This was decided by the cantonal government on the basis of epidemiological developments and the still high number of cases. The government hopes that in two to three weeks it ...
Zweisimmen hospital and institutions react to spread of coronavirus
The situation in the health sector remains tense. The hospital in Zweisimmen has been hospitalising Covid-19 patients since last week. A first case of infection has occurred in the Institution Bergquelle.
Masks are compulsory even in busy pedestrian areas
The Confederation has tightened corona measures. Masks are now mandatory even in busy pedestrian areas. The number of people in private circles is limited to ten for events. The Canton of Bern is adhering to its – in some cases stricter – measures.
Additional cantonal measures against the coronavirus
Due to the steep rise of positive coronavirus tests in the canton of Bern, the cantonal government issued a range of additional measures this afternoon, most of which with immediate effect.
Stricter measures against the coronavirus
In view of the dramatic increase in the number of Corona cases, the cantonal government has decided last Friday to limit the maximum number of visitors in bars and clubs from 300 to 100 guests. The federal council decided yesterday to tighten measures across Switzerland.
Masks compulsory in shops and public buildings
From Monday, 12 October 2020, masks must be worn in publicly accessible indoor areas in the canton of Bern. In bars, clubs and restaurants guests will be required to take a seat and the number of visitors to bars and clubs will be limited to 300.
Confident message for winter tourism
"Swiss tourism has shown over the summer that it is possible to welcome guests safely with good and innovative solutions. When it comes to sending a signal that this will also work for the winter season and in particular for skiing, I am happy to act as patron." So said none other than federal ...
Masks must be worn at major events
Anyone attending a major event in the canton of Bern with over 1000 people from 1 October onwards must wear a mask. The cantonal government has passed a decree to this effect. At the beginning of October, the Canton of Berne will also reopen the drive-in test centre in Berne.
No shortage despite fewer farmhands on Alpine pastures
The coronavirus is also putting agriculture in distress, because it is not possible to hire foreign farmhands. However, with pragmatic solutions and a positive attitude local farmers handle this issue.
Opening up the lockdown
From 6 June, the measures put in place to fight the new coronavirus will be extensively eased. That is the decision taken by the Federal Council at its meeting on 27 May in view of the positive developments in the epidemiological situation.
Green light for cable cars
Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG (BDG) announces the opening of the cable car facilities in the Saanenland after the numerous relaxations communicated by the Federal Council on Wednesday.
Borders to open in June
A complete opening of the border with Germany, Austria and France is planned for 15 June 2020, if the development of the pandemic does not worsen. This was agreed by Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter in talks with the Interior Ministers of the three neighbouring countries.
Swiss Open Gstaad cancelled
As a result of the corona crisis, the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) has decided to cancel all ATP tournaments scheduled until 31 July. The Swiss Open Gstaad 2020 is also affected by this decision.
Switzerland is returning to a new normal
The road back to normality is taking shape: Not only the obligatory schools and shops open on 11 May, but also restaurants, museums and libraries. Distance and hygiene regulations still apply until further notice, and gatherings of more than five people will remain prohibited.
Can this app save lives?
Do you usually have your mobile phone with you? This could play a role in interrupting the chains of infection of the coronavirus. Corresponding software is in the works. Is this the beginning of permanent surveillance?
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