Switzerland real-time news

Switzerland COVID cases rise, moves from least-hit to one of the worst in Europe in three weeks (source — www.independent.co.uk) 21/10/2020 17:58:08

The Swiss health minister says coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations are doubling every week, warning of the prospect of overburdened hospitals as Switzerland has gone from one of least-affecte...

Swiss fear rise in COVID-19 cases could overburden hospitals (source — www.independent.co.uk) 21/10/2020 17:08:47

The Swiss health minister says coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations are doubling every week, warning of the prospect of overburdened hospitals as Switzerland has gone from one of least-affecte...

Yodeling concert behind coronavirus ‘superspreader’ event in Switzerland: report (source — www.foxnews.com) 19/10/2020 22:15:51

A yodeling concert is reportedly behind a large outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Switzerland, according to a report. 

Coronavirus live news: Italy brings in new restrictions amid record cases (source — www.theguardian.com) 18/10/2020 23:28:29

Mayors will be able to impose 9pm curfews; Senior PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat in hospital; Switzerland to introduce more measures on Monday – follow liveEurope’s Covid fight takes a turn for the worseP...

Coronavirus live news: senior PLO figure hospitalised; Swiss prepare for more restrictions (source — www.theguardian.com) 18/10/2020 16:30:53

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in hospital; Switzerland to introduce more measures on Monday; some French cities face month of restrictions – follow liveEurope’s Covid fight takes a turn for...

Leo Varadkar stabbed the GAA in the back. This was not leadership but the crassest kind of opportunism (source — www.independent.ie) 17/10/2020 23:55:16

The GAA did not cause the second wave of Covid-19. In the past week there have been record numbers of cases in Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic, France, Holland, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Few ...

Switzerland yodellers blamed for worst Covid supercluster in Europe after concert with 600 fans (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 17/10/2020 11:58:15

A YODELLING concert attended by 600 die-hard fans in Switzerland is being blamed for what could be Europe’s worst coronavirus ’supercluster’. Experts now believe the special “musical” – he...

Yodellers blamed for Switzerland's worst COVID super-spreading event (source — www.smh.com.au) 17/10/2020 06:33:56

After the event, coronavirus swept through the region, more than doubling the cases to 1238 since mid-September.

Coronavirus: Yodellers are blamed for Switzerland's worst Covid super-spreading event (source — www.stuff.co.nz) 17/10/2020 02:35:48

The age-old practice in which singers take a deep breath and belt out warbling tunes across the mountains is being blamed for the worst Covid-19 supercluster in Europe.

Coronavirus live news: Berlin court overturns government curfew on bars and restaurants; record Swiss cases (source — www.theguardian.com) 16/10/2020 14:43:59

Berlin bar curfew suspended after court considers move ‘disproportionate’; Czech Republic records 9,721 new infections, Switzerland sees 3,105 casesEurope’s daily Covid deaths ‘could reach five times ...

Helpful information

How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue immediately in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your face - nose, mouth and eyes.
  • Clean and desinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. You can use sanitizer gel for this. Buy here one.
  • Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitizer gel if you haven’t got access to water.
Coronavirus symptoms
Common symptoms:
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties
In more severe cases:
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Kidney failure
  • Death