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  • Coronavirus: the situation in Switzerland mei 27, 2020
    Switzerland is gradually easing unprecedented Covid-19 restrictions in a bid to avoid further damage to the economy. This is where things stand and the latest on the measures in place. Switzerland has been gradually loosening coronavirus-related restrictions. The “extraordinary situation” will be officially lifted June 19.Public and private events of up to 3 […]
    SWI swissinfo.ch
  • Government announces major easing of coronavirus restrictions mei 27, 2020
    The Swiss government has announced a significant relaxation of restrictions and, as of June 19, an end to the "extraordinary situation" to deal with the coronavirus crisis. It said this was made possible by the low number of new infections in recent weeks. Interior Minister Alain Berset, who holds the health portfolio, said they were now around onl […]
    SWI swissinfo.ch
  • What’s happening at Swiss borders and airports? mei 28, 2020
    Can I travel to Switzerland? Are the airports open? Can I drive to my holiday home? Here’s an overview of the latest border situation in the small Alpine nation.  Owing to the positive evolution of the coronavirus in Switzerland, many of the unprecedented lockdown measures have been relaxed, including the easing of some border restrictions.   As part of furt […]
    Simon Bradley, swissinfo.ch
  • Swiss photographer captures the nature of changed borders mei 27, 2020
    Living in a small country surrounded by other states, borders feature in the daily lives of many Swiss and become a focal point while closed during the coronavirus outbreak. Swiss photographer Roger Eberhard captured images of former borders in a project that took over three years to complete, resulting in a book that has now become particularly relevant. Th […]
    Helen James (text), Roger Eberhard (photography)
  • Switzerland’s safety net must be there for all mei 27, 2020
    Images of several thousand people queuing each weekend to receive food parcels in wealthy Geneva have circulated in the international press recently. The working poor and undocumented migrants in Switzerland have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of concerned citizens in Geneva is calling for respect for migrants’ fundamental rights and for […]
    Gabriel Barta, Emmanuel Deonna, Wahba Ghaly and Jean-Marie Mellana
  • Coronavirus fuels Swiss bicycling surge mei 26, 2020
    While demand for public transport collapsed during Switzerland's partial lockdown, bicycle usage soared across the country. But greater acceptance of cycling nationwide will depend on further political decisions and transport planning.  Ernst Leuthold, the owner of a bike shop in Bern, can’t believe his eyes.  “It’s amazing to see all these people who h […]
    Peter Siegenthaler and Pauline Turuban
  • What’s the point of multilateralism? The UN at 75 mei 26, 2020
    This special episode of the Inside Geneva podcast looks at the role of the United Nations, 75 years after its founding. As the collective memory of the Second World War fades, how much do we know about the international laws and conventions designed to protect civilians during health crises and prohibit atrocities? Do we still think those laws are worthwhile […]
    Imogen Foulkes
  • Swiss hospitals and start-ups test disinfecting robots mei 26, 2020
    Self-driving disinfecting robots with a UV-C lamp tower are currently being tested in hospitals, but the process could be applied to other closed environments. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to kill or inactivate micro-organisms by disrupting their DNA. As the light is da […]
    SWI swissinfo.ch
  • The UN at 75: What’s different, what’s the same? mei 26, 2020
    Do you know anyone who has never heard of the United Nations? Probably not. For most of the world’s population, the UN has been around our entire lives. But, do you know anyone who doesn’t really know what the UN does? The answer to that question is almost certainly a lot more ambivalent.  Some know it as the body which helps the most vulnerable in a crisis, […]
    Imogen Foulkes
  • Telework likely to continue after Covid-19, but not on a large scale mei 25, 2020
    In Switzerland the Covid-19 pandemic has led to more people working from home, giving a boost to productivity and quality of life. But the trend may not continue in the same way once the crisis is over. The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly shaken up the world of work. In Switzerland, many employers expanded remote working, or even introduced it for the firs […]
    Pauline Turuban, Samuel Jaberg

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