More and more people are contracting the new coronavirus in Switzerland. If that is to change, we must all act responsibly and stay at home. Only then will we be able to limit the number of people who become seriously ill and prevent our healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed.
Switzerland finds itself in an extraordinary situation. The Federal Council has issued a series of measures aimed at the population, organisations and institutions, and the cantons. The aim is to curb the spread of the coronavirus and assure the provision of healthcare. Further details can be found under Federal government measures. Information on the current situation, recommendations for the public, people at high risk, the workplace, and health professionals can be found here.
Information on the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus and those who have died as a result of the infection, as well as the report on the epidemiological situation in Switzerland, can be found here.
How can you protect yourself against the new coronavirus? You can find out just how to do that in the section on ‘How to protect yourself and others’. Follow the rules on hygiene and what to do if you experience symptoms.
The new coronavirus represents a particular danger for people over 65 years of age and those with a pre-existing condition. They may become seriously ill. What should they, as well as younger and healthy people, pay attention to?
Not everyone carrying the coronavirus necessarily displays symptoms of the illness or feels ill. In order to stop the unhindered spread of the virus we need to act responsibly through self-isolation and self-quarantine.
The recommendations for the workplace are aimed at employers and workers. These recommendations and the more stringent measures imposed by the federal government have an impact on the workplace. Find out more here.
There is a risk of becoming infected with the new coronavirus in almost all parts of the world. Increasing numbers of countries are introducing measures such as border closures. Expect travel restrictions on international journeys.