Coronavirus in Switzerland

Old Jul 3rd, 2020, 11:57 PM
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Either they sort it out before they get here or they don't come. (Which might rather be the point...). Quarantine in a hotel - you would need room service because you cannot leave your room AND the hotel would have to agree to have someone stay who is in quarantine. I know a hotel right here in Martigny where a guest had the virus. It has cost the hotel 70'000CHF to disinfect. Hotels cannot take on those kinds of expenses. Plus Switzerland is not comparable to, say, the UK and US in terms of food delivery. VERY few restaurants deliver...especially outside the larger towns and cities. I only know of one here for example.
It's not quite as dire as it looks. We have local grocery stores that deliver goods ordered online. Pizza places deliver food and if you cut a deal with a nearby restaurant, they'll deliver too. There are also organisations that deliver food to the needy.

Basically, Switzerland doesn't want anyone going to or coming from the listed countries at the moment.
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Old Jul 4th, 2020, 08:44 AM
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I heard the infections occurred at nightclubs. First someone who came from Serbia infected a lot of people at one club and then some of those people infected others at another club.

Why would they allow night clubs to open?

Now they're imposing masks requirement in public transport and indoors of certain establishments.
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Old Jul 4th, 2020, 11:27 PM
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One chain of infections in Zürich involved a person (I think returned from Serbia) who went to a café, then to a bar, then to nightclubs and infected hundreds of people. Nice fellow!

The authorities really need to close the clubs and bars. When people get drunk they forget about social distance (if in fact they remembered it in the first place!). Also - in Martigny and Aigle at the end of September a world cycling event is planned. The organisers say it will bring up to 750'000 visitors from 80 countries. Even if this claim is exaggerated (and I think it is) it is ridiculous to allow something like this to happen.

Most people here made great sacrifices when we were confined. Why throw those away?
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Old Jul 5th, 2020, 12:41 AM
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People from Serbia brought Covid19 to Zurich, Chur and Vicenza (Veneto).
At Grenchen (Canton of Solothunr, close to Bern) such a positive tested person who was ordered to stay in self isolation by the authorities visited a event in the Stadttheater and infected other persons there. Now, hundreds of people must remain in quarantine, among them a couple who had to cancel their own wedding ceremony which should have taken place yesterday.
Most new infections occur in the Cantons of Zurich and Argovia. The Canton of Berne had 2-5 daily new infections during the last week. Idem for the Canton of Fribourg.
The Lake Geneva area has almost no new infections since July 1st.
Switzerland as a whole had some 100 daily new infections in the last days.
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Old Jul 5th, 2020, 03:22 AM
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As of Monday, anyone using public transportation in Switzerland MUST wear a mask.
Unfortunately, people are still ignoring the rule. A tram line runs in front of our place and we can see that many people are not wearing masks or they’re technically wearing them but the masks are just hanging around their neck instead of covering their mouth and nose. Frustrating.

This kind of behaviour means I will probably be working from home for the rest of the year...at least.
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Old Jul 5th, 2020, 07:43 AM
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You can distance inside large spaces but if the air circulation systems aren't pushing out inside air and bringing new air in constantly, it won't be safe.

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Old Aug 14th, 2020, 11:04 AM
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I heard cases are rising again in CH, like they are in other parts of Europe.

But there hasn't been new restrictions imposed.
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Old Aug 15th, 2020, 05:41 AM
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Yesterday (Friday 14 August) the BAG (Federal Health Ministry) reported 237 new cases in Switzerland, led by Geneva which has by far the largest number. Geneva has, over the last 14 day period, reported 478 new cases. In GE there are on average 95 cases per every 100'000 of the population.

Masks are now (since July in fact) required on all public transport. Various cantons require them in any inside public space (GE, JU and VD). Gatherings of over 1000 nationwide are banned until at least September. (It had been hoped that this limit would be raised at the end of August but Alain Berset (Health Minister) announced that it is maintained for at least another month last Wednesday.

The *R factor* has though come down. Today's Tages Anzeiger reports it as 1.02
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Old Aug 17th, 2020, 08:40 AM
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According to the British Embassy in Berne, everybody flying from or via Basel airport to any airport in the UK will be put into quarantine after arrrival.
Basel is among the cantons with the deeepest number of new Covid19 infections in Switzerland.
The Cantons of Basel Stadt, Basel Land, Jura and the neigbour areas belonging to the Cantons of Aargau and Solothurn had alltogether less than 10 per cent of all new infections during the last 2 weeks.
The Lake Geneva area got 35 per cent and the Zurich area 30 per cent.
People boarding their plane at Geneva or Zurich must not go into quarantine.
In the whole country, there were about 200 daily new infections during the last 2 weeks (25 per million inhabitants).
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It is just ridiculous. You travel to the BSL airport from Basel SBB in a Basel bus. Presumably via credit card charges etc people can prove their holiday was entirely in Switzerland. It is just silly to "assume" (which I a word I hate) that they have come from France. GVA airport is also partly on French soil. And given the rate of infection in Geneva it might (underline that!) be logical to quarantine those flying from GVA but no -- the British have tied themselves in knots over this virus with illogical policies and vacillations all the way through. This is a "sterling example" (pun intended!!) of that.
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