The best way is social distancing

The prohibition of large-scale events is reassuring and scary at the same time. You wanted? The measure shows that we are serious. To bury your head in the Sa

The best way is social distancing

The prohibition of large-scale events is reassuring and scary at the same time. You wanted?
The measure shows that we are serious. To bury your head in the Sand and to take the necessary steps not to go, does not contribute to calming. Just as Hyper-activity or pure symbolism. We try to act in a transparent and quiet.

Would it not be equally important to decide economic policy measures, for example, help for affected businesses? Italy, and in Switzerland, some of the sectors already ask for it.
The epidemic, the law does not provide for this. Possible compensation for cases of hardship relating to individuals, not sectors. Important: There can also be economic consequences if we do nothing. Maybe they would be even worse. We have seen it in Italy: The longer you wait, the harder the measures are, for example, entire cities in quarantine. The initially to two weeks of limited prohibition of large-scale events is for the organizers and for the public life drastically, I'm aware of. But the health of the people has priority.

What are the measures you see, if there is next week a hundred times more cases?
We try, the chains of Infection as long as possible under control. Every day we do that is important, because by doing so we gain time. If necessary, further recommendations and measures.

"The Federal Council has banned large-scale events, because this is a recognised and effective means of the spread of the Virus to contain and protect vulnerable people."

Now, it seems to lose the chains of Transmission. What do you expect?
It is not possible to say how the situation will develop. We need to remain humble. There will be more cases, that is clear. And what is true today is the day after tomorrow, maybe wrong. It is important that we accompany the situation closely, and always in a timely manner, the necessary, effective measures to ensure the safety and health of the population.

How often do you wash your hands?
Because I meet a lot of people, I'm used to washing your hands frequently. Now more and more frequently. In order to protect me, but also because I could be a carrier of a viral disease. I'm already for several years vaccinated against seasonal influenza.

Recommend to the Swiss, with the Kiss at the Welcome to stop?
We know that social distancing is the best way to contain the Virus. Therefore, the waiver of greeting kisses is a measure that should be seriously considered.

you Rob people of their leisure time, but tomorrow you will sit in crowded trains and in a large office space to work. How does that go together?
The Federal Council has banned large-scale events, because this is a recognised and effective means of the spread of the Virus to contain and protect vulnerable people. It is appropriate because there are to major events, no way to trace the people with whom someone is in contact has had. In the workplace, this is not the case, and in the train you can follow certain hygiene measures.

you can Understand the anger and Frustration of people having to give up your favorite event or thousands of Swiss francs lose?
Yes. Events must be cancelled, the Basel Fasnacht, for example, the auto-salon in Geneva, or the Brandons in Payerne I have visited myself with a lot of joy. I regret these Cancellations personally. For the Federal Council, the health of the population, however, has priority.


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Created: 01.03.2020, 07:04 PM

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 14:00

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