Ah, 1 August! After a long hiatus I’m back with what was once a blog about things to do and see, various news and happenings in #Geneva.
Author: Laila Rodriguez-Bloch
Geneva in semi-lockdown; all non-essential businesses to close
The measures follow a spike in Covid hospitalizations and occur as the number of daily cases crosses the one thousand mark in spite of new measures taken just a week ago.
Covid-19: Geneva hospital in need of trained volunteers, recently retired staff
The Geneva University Hospital system (HUG) says the current hospitalization curve in the canton following a surge of Covid-19 infections, is reaching “worrisome” levels.
Geneva starts to reopen as Swiss death toll exceed 1,600
GENEVA – Switzerland is set to begin a gradual reopening on 27 April after the Federal Council agreed to ease measures against the novel coronavirus.
Switzerland: Divorce in the Covid era
SWITZERLAND – Getting a divorce or obtaining a legal separation via remote conference or by written request is now possible in Switzerland.
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…
Coronavirus pandemia: Geneva offers rent relief
Geneva, Switzerland – Rent is due yet many have no means to pay for it. Vulnerable residents (including those who have lost their jobs or independent workers allowed to work who have been unable to generate income), and some small business owners affected by the coronavirus pandemic or related control measures, could benefit from rent relief. A…
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…
Swiss win big in Geneva; Ireland not yet out
GENEVA, Switzerland – Not the rain, a missed penalty, or the mighty Irish fans and their songs could stop the Nati (Swiss National Team) from winning against Ireland in Geneva. The Nati continues unbeaten at home –a feat since 2014– and keeps the Euro hopes alive.
The Boys in Green vs The Nati in Geneva
GENEVA, Switzerland – The Boys are back… this time in a Euro2020 qualifier where the Swiss squad is against the wall and which the Nati must win to qualify for the top European competition.
Migros Servette closes; 10% discount for area residents
Geneva, Switzerland – Due to intense travel these past 20 months, this news blog has undergone a “technical closure”. So has been the Migros supermarket in the Servette area of Geneva.