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Switzerland working on scenarios for progressive confinement easing - president

FILE PHOTO: President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga attends a news conference on the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bern, Switzerland, March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse reuters_tickers
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LAUSANNE (Reuters) - Switzerland's president said on Tuesday that the government was working on different scenarios for easing confinement measures in the country "when the time comes" but that the situation was "still very far from normal".

"Various departments are working on different scenarios to ease the measures," said Simonetta Sommaruga, adding that a decision would be made by the Federal Council when the time is right and that it would be done progressively. "We are still very far from normal," she added.

(Reporting by Emma Farge; editing by Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi)

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