at the beginning of may, the Parliament meets for a maximum of five days. It is debated, however, is not in the Federal house, but on the grounds of the Bern Expo. “The Parliament has the right and duty to join in this extraordinary situation, the work of the Federal Council, calmly and critically and, if necessary, to take corrective action”, says the Swiss Council of States President Hans Stöckli (67 SP).

It was a broad Alliance, from the state councillors, who requested the extraordinary Session. The Federal Council also welcomes the reactivation of the Parliament. “The people’s elected Parliamentarians are held, to the sessions to participate,” says Stöckli. “But if vulnerable people choose not to participate, respect, the Chairpersons of the two councils this decision, of course.”

While attempts, in may, as well as journalists to allow the remains to lobbyists and former members of the usual access in may, but was denied.

politicians are looking for “the spotlight”

The SVP group, with the bears, however, the Session only under the condition that the Federal Council declared a state of emergency, currently until the 19th century. April does not extend. And also from other parties critical of the vote log. BDP national councillor Lorenz Hess (58), for example. “There are those parliamentarians who have to justify an extraordinary Session of the state politically. I can still understand,” says Berner. “I can’t get rid of but easy to get the impression that a number of my mates suffer simply signs of withdrawal, and now the missing ramp seeks the light.”

In a crisis situation, the principle applied only once: “The top results. The analysis comes later.” The Parliament will have plenty of opportunity to ask the Federal Council critical questions, says Hess. “But the danger is that the Parliament acts as an accelerant and the fragile sets of political Consensus on the game is.”


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.

Not Sneezing into hands, sneeze
or cough in a handkerchief; or if you have none, in the bend of your elbow.

handkerchiefs correctly
paper handkerchiefs to dispose of, should be disposed of after use in a closed waste bin. the contact minimize
Avoid contact with people who have difficulty breathing or a cough.

to Avoid larger gatherings of people or public transport. To remain as home to the “most important thing of All is up to date”, so that more and more people are infected. You should go only in exceptional cases, Outside.

everything is possible, delivery at home.

no welcome kiss, no hugs, no shaking hands. And always a distance of one Meter to keep.

stay Informed
please Observe the local directives and recommendations. Strictly to the rules and announcements of the authorities. “Who is healthy, and informed, remains in 99 percent of cases, healthy.”

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available: 24 hours a Day when should you to the doctor?
don’t Go any more in case of symptoms (difficulty breathing, cough, or fever) in the Public and immediately contact – first by phone, a Doctor, a doctor or a health care facility.

The Situation will continue until Further notice. Those who feel themselves safe and healthy and, therefore, to the front of the storm, risking to prolong the condition. Therefore, peace preserved, and the thing in common to serve. (SDA)