The Confederation calls on new to keep your Distance

The Federal office of public health has added to its Hygiene-recommendations for protection against the new corona virus for a second Time. New to the statement

The Confederation calls on new to keep your Distance

The Federal office of public health has added to its Hygiene-recommendations for protection against the new corona virus for a second Time. New to the statement, to keep a distance came on Wednesday. This applies, for example, for Queuing in a queue.

by the Virus Sars-CoV to protect the 2 particularly vulnerable older people, to keep the Distance, especially for you and to you, as representatives of the Confederation and the cantons on Wednesday evening announced in Bern in front of the media. Also participants of meetings to physically go at a distance. The "Social Distancing" is not new, said health Minister Alain Berset on Wednesday evening in Bern, in front of the media. A certain distance to other people was for the protection of the most vulnerable is important.

After Berset has presented the measure of "Social Distancing", he shakes Heidi Hanselmann Hand. Video: SDA-Keystone

The new Pictogram complements the Red-and-Yellow posters and flyers of the campaign "we protect us". The Federal office for health (BAG) has launched the end of February because of the Virus.

risk assessment of the cantons

representatives of the Confederation and the cantons have discussed on Wednesday about the measures to protect against the new Coronavirus. The objective of the meeting was to give the cantons of decision AIDS for dealing with permissible events.

on Friday, the Federal Council had said with a regulation, the implementation of events with 1000 or more participants in a room. Events with less of an audience to be evaluated from case to case. The cantons did this previously in a different way.

The St. Gallen government councillor Heidi Hanselmann, President of the health Director's conference of the cantons, explained the guidelines that were discussed, representatives of the Confederation and the cantons on Wednesday in Bern. For events with less than 1000 persons, the cantons should together with the organizers of a risk assessment. Also own responsibility to come to fruition.

Older people are particularly at risk of developing Covid-19. Them and also people with Diabetes or high blood pressure should not be recommended to come to the event. "Anyone who feels ill should not be asked to attend the event," stated Hansel man. Further, the recommendations for protection against the Virus should be made known.

indicative number of 150

As an aid to decision-making of whether or not at all, risk assessment is required or not, called the conference participants with a guide number of 150 participants. During this Visit, onslaught whose identity could not be recorded.

thoughts on the round about what is to be regarded as an event. No event be, for example, meetings of spontaneously forming Human or a vegetable market. "We don't want to overreact, but we want to work out a common denominator," said Hanselmann.

"praises No cause for Alarm"

translations of the discussion with the representatives of the cantons. "There is no occasion for Alarm, but we take this seriously," he said. The Confederation and the cantons to combat the Virus together, and for the first Time since the imposed event, the prohibition would have met the representatives of the Confederation and the cantons personally.

"It is important to take the right measures at the right time," said Berset, after the meeting with representatives of the cantons. "The most important thing is to have the development", so that the most vulnerable groups could be protected. (red)

Created: 04.03.2020, 21:36 PM

Updated Date: 04 March 2020, 22:03

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