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.
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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.
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…
Young man, 19, killed in first fatal accident in Geneva
Switzerland — Geneva police are looking for information or witnesses to a deadly motorcycle accident occurred on Wednesday 2 January at around 17:40 on the Route des Jeunes in canton Geneva. According to authorities, the victim, identified as a Swiss male born in 1999 (19 years of age), died on the scene after hitting the…
Iconic Geneva church badly damaged by raging fire
GENEVA, Switzerland — A fire burned for nearly three hours Thursday at the Sacré-Coeur Church in Plainpalais, destroying the attic and severely damaging the nave of the iconic 1859 landmark of the city centre.
Geneva ranks among 10 best in quality of life survey
GENEVA, Switzerland — The annual Mercer Ranking survey has named Zurich, Geneva, Basel and Bern among the top 15 cities with best quality of life.
Geneva airport’s new winter routes and other changes
GENEVA, Switzerland — The Geneva Airport is connected for the remainder of the winter season to 107 destinations through 50 airlines. Faithful readers, as customary find below a recap on the various changes (including some for the upcoming summer).
What’s on and free in Geneva in October 2017
GENEVA, Switzerland — Back after a summer break with a selection of events for the rest of October in Geneva and surroundings.
Celebrating Swiss National Day on 1 August in Geneva
GENEVA, Switzerland — What do the Swiss celebrate on 1 August each year? Get your handy notepad ready because the answer is like a delightfully complicated Swiss watch movement.