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A photo has been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook which claim it shows a rally for President Donald Trump in Florida in October 2020. The photo is actually from the 2018 Street Parade music festival in Switzerland, and was previously used to spread disinformation about a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Berlin, Germany.
The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach visited Switzerland on 13 and14 October 2020. During the visit, he met with the Chief of the Swiss Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Thomas Süssli, toured the Spiez laboratory, the Swiss Federal Institute for NBC-Protection, and the Air Force Operations Centre in Dübendorf. Air Chief Marshal Peach also met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, H.E. Ambassador Peter Maurer.
The coronavirus pandemic has not deterred the Swiss from sending yodels echoing across their mountain valleys, but a concert attended by 600 people is believed to have made one canton a European virus hot spot. At the late September yodeling event in the rural Schwyz canton, people in the audience were asked to maintain social distancing, but mask-wearing was not required. "We can't do anything about what happened with this yodeling group.
Switzerland signed a contract for up to 5.3 million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed and tested by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, the Swiss government said https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-80732.html on Friday. "The Swiss federal government wants to assure members of the Swiss public rapid access to COVID-19 vaccines," it said in a statement.
Three nursing home workers in Switzerland's Italian-speaking region of Ticino have been questioned on charges including manslaughter following a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 between March and May, police said on Tuesday. "Following the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus at (a home for the elderly) between March and May 2020, the Public Ministry launched a series of checks, opening criminal proceedings," Ticino police said in a statement. The Ticino attorney general continues to examine documents seized in the case, authorities said, without providing details on how many residents of the home died.
The number of new coronavirus infections rose by 4,068 over the weekend, data https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/situation-schweiz-und-international.html from Switzerland's public health...
The Swiss-developed CoronaQuest computer game is helping pupils in Switzerland and abroad protect themselves – and face their fears over the coronavirus.
By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide. Over 40 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to […]
Belgium imposed a nationwide overnight curfew on Monday as Switzerland made wearing face masks compulsory in indoor public spaces, the latest desperate measures by European governments to fight a powerful second coronavirus wave. More than 250,000 people have died of the virus in Europe but the deepening crisis there stands in contrast to Australia, where the nation's
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top public health official is warning that the state’s coronavirus numbers are heading in the wrong direction as the Democratic governor considers whether to tighten restrictions or reopen more of the economy. The governor’s decision, which is expected to be announced next week, comes at a time when the state
Another shipment of Swiss aid material has found its way to the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, including equipment needed to combat the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, 19 trucks overcame quarantine restrictions and wildfires to make the delivery. On board were medical supplies, including 46,000 Covid-19 testing units, protective suits, masks and contactless thermometers. Around a fifth of people infected in the region are medical workers. The trucks also brought 300 tons of aluminum sulphate and 15 electrolyte devices to purify water at the Vodadonbassa waterworks, which supplies around four million people. The Donetsk region is still an area of conflict and has been made even more perilous for the local population by the outbreak of coronavirus. The Swiss humanitarian aid convoy, the 12th such shipment of supplies to the region, cost CHF3.5 million ($3.8 million). It was accompanied by four members of Swiss Corps for Humanitarian Aid.
VATICAN CITY — Four members of the Swiss Guard and three other residents of Vatican City State recently tested positive for COVID-19, said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office. In a note Oct. 12, Bruni said that “over the course of the weekend, some COVID-19 positive cases have been identified among the Swiss […]
The number of new coronavirus infections in Switzerland and Liechtenstein rose by 1,487 in a day - a record - the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) said on Friday.
If there were an efficient vaccination against coronavirus, every second person in Switzerland would take it, says a survey. Men would be more likely to do so than women.
BERLIN — Switzerland is introducing new restrictions across the country to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which has been growing at a record pace in recent days. At a special meeting Sunday, the government decided to broaden a mask mandate, saying “the rapid rise in coronavirus cases in the last few days is a cause for great concern.” As of Monday, face and nose coverings will be required in all publicly accessible indoor areas, including all railway stations and airports, and at bus and tram stops. The rule also extends to schools, child-care facilities, shopping malls,
MADISON, Wis. — Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day are the latest worry for election officials and voters fearing chaos or exposure to the virus at polling places despite months of planning. The prospect of poll workers backing out at the last minute because […]
Another shipment of Swiss aid material has found its way to the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, including equipment needed to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The number of new coronavirus infections rose by 2,823 within a day, double the increase reported five days ago, data https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/situation-schweiz-und-international.html...
Interior Minister Alain Berset has defended Switzerland''s policy to contain the Covid-19 pandemic despite a steady rise in confirmed infections.
Swiss health authorities on Friday added Berlin and Hamburg in Germany, the Austrian provinces of Burgenland and Salzburg, and the Italian regions of Campania, Sardinia and Veneto to their list https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien...