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  • Global cooperation needed to prevent Covid-19 drugs ‘free for all’ maart 28, 2020
    Nations must pool resources and agree on how information and technology is fairly shared in the global fight against coronavirus to prevent the situation spiralling out of control, warns Geneva-based public health expert Suerie Moon. Currently, more than 531,600 people have been infected by the virus in 203 countries and territories, and over 24,000 have die […]
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  • The first Swiss shopping mall maart 28, 2020
    The “Shoppi” in a Zurich-area suburb changed the Swiss shopping style.  Prosperity in Switzerland rose massively after the Second World War, and people began seeing shopping as fun rather than necessary.  In 1948, the Migros consumer cooperative introduced the American principle of self-service. Cars made cities less attractive and the suburbs more accessibl […]
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  • How Covid-19 has hit democracy worldwide maart 28, 2020
    The ongoing pandemic has put the entire world on hold. Public activities have been cancelled – even the release of the newest James Bond movie – while popular votes around the globe have been postponed. However, there is no reasons for autocrats, nationalists and populists to declare victory.    Things don’t look so good right now. Far from it, in fact. “Cov […]
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  • How the virus puts the Swiss political system to test maart 27, 2020
    News conferences and statements by politicians these days allow observers a privileged insight into the inner workings of the Swiss political system and the balance of power between the national and the regional (or cantonal) authorities. Ever since the national government began issuing orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus – gradually limiting the fr […]
    Urs Geiser, swissinfo.ch
  • Coronavirus: the situation in Switzerland maart 28, 2020
    Switzerland is one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus, with almost 14,000 positive tests and over 250 deaths. Here’s the latest:  As of March 28, 13,720 people have tested positive and 254 people have died, according to an aggregate of cantonal statistics. It will take at least a week for the rate of infections to ease, health officials warned […]
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  • Covid-19: Health or wealth? maart 26, 2020
    Can the pandemic be separated from the economy? Columnist Daniel Warner writes that as the pandemic grows in Europe and the United States, this and other important questions are being raised. The medical necessity of social distancing and staying home has had dire consequences for the global economy. Consumers are not spending. Many companies are closing or […]
    Daniel Warner, swissinfo.ch
  • Coping strategies: Indian students under Swiss lockdown maart 27, 2020
    Unable to return home to India due to coronavirus-related flight restrictions, students studying in Switzerland are showing their resilience and inventiveness.   A week ago, the Indian government announced that it was prohibiting the entry of passengers from Europe (until mid-April at the very least). This includes Indian students studying abroad. In Switzer […]
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  • Erosion of fundamental principles to protect civilians maart 26, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic is not the only news we should be paying attention to at the moment. This spring marks a truly grim milestone: the war in Syria enters its 10th year. How did the world allow this conflict to last so long? Were mistakes made, opportunities missed, or was there simply a lack of will? And did international Geneva, especially its humanit […]
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  • Chasing the numbers behind the virus in Switzerland maart 26, 2020
    For those not on the frontline, the fight to rein in the spread of the coronavirus often boils down to watching an unfolding, sometimes confusing numbers game. And as swissinfo wrote last week, when it comes to pinning down the extent of the propagation, different reporting and testing approaches around the world mean that a completely accurate picture is ha […]
    Jonas Glatthard, Luigi Jorio, Domhnall O'Sullivan, Kai Reusser, swissinfo.ch
  • Coronavirus: Why staying home is merely a recommendation in Switzerland maart 26, 2020
    Readers of swissinfo.ch have many questions about the way the Swiss are handling the pandemic. In this first collection of answers, we tackle social distancing measures and how the population is taking them onboard. Switzerland has progressively tightened measures aimed at limiting the spread of Covid-19 across the country. The government has banned gatherin […]
    Geraldine Wong Sak Hoi

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