Switzerland real-time news

Inside Switzerland's biggest crematorium forced to extend its hours amid coronavirus pandemic (source — ) 21/01/2021 18:20:45

Crematorium Nordheim in Zurich is striving to maintain the conditions for saying peaceful goodbyes despite a rise in cremations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

European car sales see record fall in 2020 amid pandemic – business live (source — www.theguardian.com) 19/01/2021 11:04:10

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as European Union car sales slump 23.7% last yearEU car sales drop 23.7% last yearWorst drop on recordUK car sales tumbled 29% last year 8.0...

World leaders to address virtual forum after Davos gathering cancelled (source — www.independent.ie) 18/01/2021 19:18:55

Organisers of the World Economic Forum are expecting leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and South African President Cy...

Coronavirus live news: Spain reports record 38,869 new cases; fresh lockdown in Portugal from Friday (source — www.theguardian.com) 13/01/2021 22:18:49

Spain reports highest single-day spike in new cases; Portugal urges people to stay indoors; Switzerland announces new measures to head off third waveCoronavirus variant from UK ‘must not get out of ha...

Coronavirus live news: Spain reports a record 38,869 new cases; Switzerland announces tough new restrictions (source — www.theguardian.com) 13/01/2021 21:41:53

Spain reports highest single-day spike in new cases; Switzerland makes move to head off threat of third waveCoronavirus variant from UK ‘must not get out of hand’ warns EUUS coronavirus death toll rea...

Coronavirus live news: Switzerland announces tough new restrictions; US reports record 4,327 deaths in one day (source — www.theguardian.com) 13/01/2021 20:33:22

Switzerland makes move to head off threat of third wave; Johns Hopkins tracker shows 4,327 US deaths reported in 24 hoursNHS England to send hospital patients to hotels to free up bedsChina sees bigge...

British tourist is blamed for Covid-19 outbreak in Switzerland forcing Ski World Cup to move (source — ) 13/01/2021 18:35:35

The Lubernhorn classic in Wengen, one of the most well attended races on the circuit, has been called off after around 60 people at the Swiss mountain resort tested positive for the virus.

Switzerland's decision to close schools was one of most effective measures of reducing Covid spread, study says (source — www.telegraph.co.uk) 10/01/2021 15:21:26

Dozens of Brits face £8,000 fines after fleeing posh Swiss ski resort lockdown amid mutant Covid panic (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 30/12/2020 19:41:18

DOZENS of Brits who broke Covid quarantine rules by fleeing a posh Swiss ski resort may face fines of £8,300, officials say. Authorities in Switzerland have the details of around 200 Brits who broke s...

HUNDREDS of Brits flee Covid-hit Swiss ski resort after strict quarantine order (source — feedproxy.google.com) 29/12/2020 06:58:26

HUNDREDS of Britons fled an upmarket ski resort in Switzerland after an outbreak of coronavirus, despite strict orders to quarantine.

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