car window cranks down give, smear – and on the result of the Tests for the Coronavirus wait. On the Berner BEA-site can also test who has no symptoms. The Drive-in, a pilot project is: Because apart from the health personnel will be tested in other cantons only, whose doctor has ordered because the Patient shows any symptoms.

Not so in Bern. Although you have to fill out an Online questionnaire, in order to obtain a test date. A single tick is enough for this already: If you specify, for example, to have contact with a “suspected Corona-case” had. Bern meets the demands of various epidemiologists to test as broadly as possible over the entire surface.

a Lot less positive Tests

According to popular the Drive-in. According to Gundekar gable, spokesman for the Berne Directorate of Health, are carried out every day 400 to 500 Tests. The seats are already assigned in the Morning.

The wide-scale Testing in Bern also has a downside. Of the Tests carried out so far around four percent are positive. The are significantly less than at the national level: in Switzerland, approximately 15 percent of the Tests are positive. In the other Drive-ins, and more Corona-the suspected cases are confirmed. Lucerne, Winterthur and Appenzell, with rates of between ten and 14 percent, as VIEWS of the research result. All three of stricter criteria for the Tests have been done so far, but it is also significantly less.

“Not a Test is unnecessary”

test, test, Test, call the epidemiologists, if the pandemic comes to the containment of the Corona. Only Makes sense if the capacities are always scarce and the wide-scale Test results in so many negative results? The Canton of Geneva has for this very reason, the topic of the Drive-in idea. Thus, redundant Tests would be risked, explains Adrien Bron of the Geneva Directorate of Health in the “Tribune de Genève”.

Otherwise, the Gundekar sees gable. “No Test is superfluous,” he says. While a negative result give only a momentary certainty – but the Person in question could return to work. Berne also takes into account the fact that one or other of the tests several times. A repeat of the Test could be useful if the risk of contagion has changed, says gable. “For example, if it is known that people in the close environment have been positively tested.”

a Negative Test is not a free pass

However, A negative Test does not guarantee that one has not attached. Because the Tests only show a positive result, even if the symptoms are there. The Federal office for health (BAG) holds, therefore, in a test regime with strict, clear criteria.

Nevertheless, the Corona-delegate Daniel Koch (64) can be derived from the Bernese pilot test is also Good: “he Who is tested positive, the self-isolation serious,” he says. To test on a national level, people without symptoms, can be rewarding, but only if the number of new infections had decreased significantly. “With the strict test criteria missed one or the other case,”, said Koch. Currently about 23’000 confirmed cases, but have only little influence on the course of the pandemic.

1000 Tests per day

Bern now wants to expand. Currently, two test roads in operation, according to gable Bern is logistically prepared to open a third for pedestrians. Possible 1000 Tests per day. And in the future: It is expected a delivery of the Material from China, however, the Transport was “once again the eye of a needle”, as gable says.

Bern also makes the anti-body Tests forward: In the City-the emergency and in the island hospital to be re-carried out blood tests, such as The Bund reported. These show whether someone already had a Corona infection behind. However, it is not yet clear how reliable these Tests are, even here is a pilot project.


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.