On Friday will be the decision of the Federal Council of new prevention measures against the spread of the Coronavirus dam. To this end, he has sent the cantons with the proposals to comment. Part of this current consultation is to prohibit events with more than 300 participants from Monday in Switzerland. The previous upper limit is 1000 people. This, the Federal Council had on 28. February is imposed, it applies up to on Sunday.
The new rules will affect the sporting, cultural, and economic life even more intensively than before. The goal is to slow the spread of the Virus, in order to protect the health system against Overload. From an epidemiological point of view, therefore, further measures were attached, had on Wednesday, the Federal office of public health announced.
Zurich so far, without the authorisation requirement
For large cantons such as Geneva and Zurich, the new limits mean a particularly drastic change in Practice. Zurich had issued for events under 1000 people so far, not a licensing requirement with the Argument that the administration could not cope with many requests at all. Geneva a ban on the Wednesday events with more than 100 persons, to left but continue to be exceptions under special security arrangements. This is with the new Federal regulation, unless the Federal Council is sticking to its proposals. First of all, the Federal government now collects the reactions of the cantons on it.
chains of Infection out of control
a week ago, the Canton of Vaud's economy Director, Philippe Leuba, in the Western Swiss Radio RTS had complained about the restrictions of public life. "We are working on ill-considered way, the economy, unleashing a crisis", ranted the FDP politician. Since then, the situation in Europe has developed dramatically: Italy has imposed a state of emergency over the whole country. And in Switzerland not be tested in all suspected cases, because the infection got chains out of control. Open is a question of whether the cantons continue to be critical voices can be heard let. Some are also likely to require much more extensive measures, such as the Canton of Ticino.
The government had asked the Federal Council to the public, and the border to Italy to close off. The have rejected the Federal authorities on several occasions. On Friday, the Federal Council is expected to meet the Tessinern now, however, and a stronger protection of the southern border to discuss. However, all these measures are only proposals. What will be implemented, the Federal Council will decide at its meeting on Friday morning. The Situation change currently rapidly, emphasize all the Confederation and the cantons involved persons.
Created: 12.03.2020, 12:29 PMUpdated Date: 12 March 2020, 12:00