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covid-19 updates Coronavirus: the situation in Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus, with more than 16,600 positive tests and more than 400 deaths.

'A ship will not come' Swiss sailors’ amateur films inspire Zurich art show

Curators in Zurich used archive film footage of the Swiss merchant marine to explore current issues related to the sea.

Coronavirus crisis Swiss real estate market suffers fallout from epidemic

The Covid-19 crisis could spell an end to the previously rosy situation for Switzerland’s real estate investors.

Covid-19 impact How the crisis reveals cultural divide between Swiss language regions

Switzerland’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the ‘Röstigraben’ – the imaginary cultural and social divide between language regions.

Spreitenbach ‘Shoppi’ The first Swiss shopping mall

The “Shoppi” in a Zurich-area suburb changed the Swiss shopping style.  Prosperity in Switzerland rose massively after the Second World War.

Federalism and Covid-19 How the virus puts the Swiss political system to test

The coronavirus epidemic allows a privileged insight into the balance of power between Switzerlrand's national and the regional authorities. 

opinion Covid-19: Health or wealth?

Can the pandemic be separated from the economy? Columnist Daniel Warner writes that this and other important questions are now being raised.

covid-19 Chasing the numbers behind the virus in Switzerland

For those not on the frontline, the fight to rein in the spread of the coronavirus often boils down to watching an unfolding data game.

Q&A Coronavirus: Why staying home is merely a recommendation in Switzerland

In this first collection of answers to readers' questions about the pandemic, we tackle the Swiss approach to social distancing measures.

Covid-19 Who is Switzerland’s ‘Mr Coronavirus’?

After years as a Red Cross doctor in war zones, Daniel Koch has become the face of the Swiss government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Development banks How Switzerland benefits from development aid

Switzerland supports development banks, which aim to boost the economies of poor countries. But aid money also ends up back in Swiss bank accounts.