beginning in the fall, a woman will lead the Federal office for health (BAG). The Federal Council has appointed Anne Lévy (48) on Friday to the new BAG-Head. The political scientist, will take up her position on 1. October compete.

It waits for no walk in the Park. For Lévy, it is the responsibility of the Corona-crisis work – so this is already over. Lévy said, you should be aware that they will take office at a difficult Moment. “It will be important to draw Lessons from this pandemic.” In particular, one would like to have the digitization and the quality of care approach.

the BAG had to critique inserting

In fact, Lévy speaks to two areas in which the BAG had to last flak. So a lack of protective masks and other medical supplies, despite a clear pandemic plan currently. Even the little contemporary Transmission of data on the Corona Infected by the Fax had been talking.

levy, currently Head of the Psychiatric University clinics Basel, is the successor of Pascal Strupler (60), leaving the BAG after more than ten years.


The Coronavirus currently holds the world in suspense. Many countries are taking measures such as Closing schools or limiting public events, to prevent the spread. In Switzerland, too, the grass, the Virus magnetized. All of the current information and Figures around the topic there is in the Coronavirus-Ticker.

I Have the corona virus or just the flu?

The Coronavirus spreads further – also in Switzerland. Especially in the flu season, you can assess for yourself whether one is ill with the Coronavirus, or whether you just have an ordinary flu. The differences are subtle, but they exist. VIEWS is defined.

protection against Coronavirus

recommendations of the Federal office for health, how you can protect yourself:


wash your hands: Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a Hand sanitizer. Don’t sneeze, you Sneeze into the hands, or cough in a handkerchief; or if you have none, in the bend of your elbow. Handkerchiefs to dispose of properly: paper towels, should be disposed of after use in a closed waste bin. You stay in fever and cough necessarily at home.

contact minimize

Stay home and avoid wherever possible contact with people. You go only in the following exceptional situations, out of the house: the food doctor shopping or pharmacy visit / the home office is for your job not possible / you have to help other people. You keep if possible 2 meters distance to your fellow human beings, for example, in a line or at meetings. Avoid contact with people breathing or have a cough. You avoid public transport. You can be all that is possible to home deliver. Important: No welcome kiss, no hugs, no shaking hands.

stay Informed

Note the local instructions and recommendations. Strictly to the rules and announcements of the authorities. Infoline Coronavirus: 058 463 00 00, 24 hours a day available Info-page of the BAG: bag-coronavirus.

when should the ch one to the doctor?

do not Go out in the symptoms (difficulty breathing, cough, or fever) in the Public and contact you immediately – first by phone, a Doctor, a doctor or a health care facility.


remains The Situation until Further notice. The Federal government informed in regular intervals about the current developments. It applies now more than ever: peace and quiet preserved, and the thing in common to serve.