Geneva reopens more border crossings with France

GENEVA – As called for by the Swiss Federal Council, the country prepares to reopen parts of the economy on 27 April. Canton Geneva has already lifted certain border movement restrictions with the provisional reopening of five crossings with France. Authorities however, caution Swiss residents not to rush to the other side for food shopping…

Geneva police issue fines for semi-confinement violations

GENEVA – Police have reported an increase in the number of fines related to breaches of public health guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. Over the 17 April weekend, Geneva police issued 97 fines for non-compliance with Covid-19 social distancing guidelines including gatherings of more than five people. Many residents…

Geneva’s favorite festivals canceled

GENEVA – As Switzerland inches closer to lifting its semi-lockdown, the Federal Council decided to leave for now, the question of seasonal music gatherings to cantons and organisers. Minister of the Interior Alain Berset said events of over a thousand people could be problematic. It is no wonder then, that a number of popular summer…