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coronavirus Geneva's United Nations HQ a ghost town under lockdown

Photographer Mark Henley ventured into the historic UN building in Geneva to capture the deserted atmosphere. 

Patent protection Fight over rights to Covid-19 drugs puts Switzerland in a tough spot

As calls mount for equitable access, Switzerland is caught between established practice and global solidarity in how to encourage medical innovation.

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Swiss stats Coronavirus: the latest numbers

Here is an overview of the most important Swiss-related coronavirus data and graphs, which are updated automatically. 

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covid-19 Coronavirus: the situation in Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus in Europe. This is where things stand and the latest on the measures in place.

Day of UN peacekeepers What is the role of Swiss military observers?

In 1990, Switzerland sent observers to work in a UN peacekeeping mission for the first time, a move that sparked debates in the neutral nation.

New normal How flying in and out of Switzerland will look post-Covid

Face masks and more patience will be essential for people taking flights after the coronavirus pandemic.

No more emergency Government announces major easing of coronavirus restrictions

The Swiss government has announced a significant relaxation of coronavirus restrictions and an imminent end to its emergency powers.

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Covid-19 What’s happening at Swiss borders and airports?

Can I travel to Switzerland? Are the airports open? Here’s an overview of the latest border situation in the small Alpine nation. 

Bordering on Beauty Swiss photographer captures the nature of changed borders

In a small country surrounded by other states, borders have always been important to Switzerland, rarely more so than recently. And elsewhere?

Mobility Coronavirus fuels Swiss bicycling surge

While demand for public transport collapsed during the partial lockdown, bicycle usage soared across the country.

Inside Geneva podcast What’s the point of multilateralism?

This special episode of the Inside Geneva podcast looks at the role of the United Nations, 75 years after its founding.

workplaces Telework likely to continue after Covid-19, but not on a large scale

In Switzerland the pandemic has led to more people working from home. But the trend may not continue in the same way once the crisis is over.

climate change and health Studying the new viruses that emerge from melting ice

Could melting ice release potentially harmful bacteria and viruses into the atmosphere?

Government response How the Swiss have navigated crisis (mis)communication during Covid-19

Officials in Switzerland have worked hard to gain control of communication about the pandemic. Has effective messaging helped flatten the curve?

Post-Second World War When Switzerland began distancing from Europe

Historian Jakob Tanner revisits this post-war period and its consequences for Swiss-Europe relations.