“Stay home!” This call is in all the Newspapers. It is repeated by the Federal councils and subject matter experts at every opportunity strongly. The President asks the population to comply with this rule.

The urgent invitation, stay home, also applies to my Generation. In my environment, all is not keep in mind. “There is no absolute ban, just a call to action,” will argued.

at Home, the risk is smallest

With these lines I would like to turn to my Old colleagues: Yes, we can’t love ourselves as a high-risk group call. But older and chronically ill people are more vulnerable. A strong flu can weaken us tremendously. Therefore, a lot of have the inoculation. Against the Coronavirus, there is no drug. We must do everything to avoid infection. At home, the risk is the smallest.

Yes, we want to ride long our life without the assistance best. We are accustomed to make purchases when it suits us. This is lived out in freedom. For offered help we don’t feel old enough. This is wrong: to accept help to learn means that solidarity among generations is passed on. We are pleased, however, when the children ask what they might be shopping, or if the neighbor Spätzli offers. How nice that the spatial distance does not affect the human. Solidarity is re-defined.

“Our limitation is not against”

I know: limitations of fall for us. But we are privileged: Our pension is secured. In contrast to our hairdresser, who has to reject customers, the owner of the Papeterie, had to close the business, and to the host, which fears for its existence. Let’s not forget: they were forced to take these measures. Since our restriction is nothing against it.

Yes, I feel healthy and think I would have a good chance to survive a disease. But if it hits me, then I can take maybe a young family, father with heart attack or of the young injured woman in the place on the intensive care unit. I don’t want to.

“Were you in solidarity!”

So I understand the dramatic call to decision-makers in the extraordinary emergency of our country. You know the facts: If the Coronavirus is spreading too fast, then the stations are intensely totally overloaded. The consequences could be disastrous.

Therefore, I judge this a big request to make of you, dear readers: Stay at home! You are in solidarity! This is our contribution to save lives.

I thank you for that.

Christine Egerszegi-Obrist, Mellingen AG

old Councillor of state / President of the Austrian Parliament 06/07


The Coronavirus, the world currently holds in breath. 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.