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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 19,000 positive tests and more than 550 deaths.

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Coronavirus Should all Swiss be wearing face masks?

“No,” say the Swiss government and the WHO; “yes,” say some European governments and Swiss politicians; “yes and no,” say many opinionated readers.

Vaccines, drugs and immunity What Swiss researchers are doing to beat Covid-19

Swiss scientists and drug companies are playing an important role in the global effort to develop treatments or a vaccine for the virus. 

Intensive care unit On the frontline at a Swiss hospital battling Covid-19

Health workers at the University Hospital of canton Fribourg are doing their best amidst a general shortage of personnel, equipment and secure zones. 

'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.

International Justice  Hopes rising that war criminals will be brought to court  

Countries including Switzerland are increasingly using “universal jurisdiction” to prosecute war criminals, says a new report.

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.

Coronavirus pandemic Global cooperation needed to prevent Covid-19 drugs ‘free-for-all’

Weaker countries may be pushed aside in the scramble for effective drugs to fight coronavirus, an infectious diseases expert fears.

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.

‘no time to die’ How Covid-19 has hit democracy worldwide

The ongoing pandemic has put the entire world on hold. As well as the newest James Bond movie, popular votes around the globe have been postponed.

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.