early this week, said the SVP, as she wanted to, the economic consequences of the Corona-crisis in the bridle. The strategy paper of the largest party of the Swiss Federal Council a precise Plan to avoid mass unemployment and bankruptcies. On Friday, the Green went one better, with a pulse program for a looming recession want to meet.

And the SP? The don’t want to rush into it. You shall bear the immediate measures to be taken by the Federal government. However, the Comrades are working on a policy paper for the period of time after the Corona should appear after Easter. The strategic direction was defined, as the President of the Federal house group, Roger Nordmann (47, VD) to be confirmed.

health insurance premiums plafonieren

the focal point is the support of the purchasing power. First, the SP wants to plafonieren the health insurance premiums. Thus, the high cost of the crisis is not hitting directly on the Budgets of households.

“We don’t know yet how stable the economy will be in the autumn,” says Nordmann. The more important is the support of consumption is: “In this Situation, exploding would be the end of premiums devastating.” The Federal government had to cover the year’s costs in the healthcare sector in full.

In a further step, the social democratic party wants to bring a national investment program. Four areas are in focus.

Increased building renovations and Expansion of renewable energy: “As we are,” says Nordmann’s talk, “simple, quickly implementable projects.”Expansion of the digital infrastructure. Here Nordmann sees pent-up demand and refers to the load on the network these days.”Reindustrialisation” of the domestic economy. Nordmann: “let’s Take the pharmaceutical industry: in the Future, you must re-conditions, to be able to additional parts of the production in the country.”Training offensive. Because of the crisis, some industries hit hard, it is, according to Nordmann, the state, and training to promote future-oriented sectors such as IT or healthcare active.

And what is the cost of the SP-investment program for the Corona time? “Much less than the response to the pandemic.” Nordmann speaks of a single-digit billion amount. To quantify the need, were still missing important information.

the second wave

it is Clear for the SP, where the funding should come from: the state budget and interest level to decide on a debt without further notice. As a Supplement to a tax on very high wealth is a possibility. Thus, the SP registers in your design will for the years after the Virus. But: “A debate on the medical response to the pandemic will not be with us,” says Nordmann.

the Federal Council and the administration did a good Job. The discussion about an end to the emergency measures is at best confusing. In the worst case, however, the dangerous time – when the country think too early Corona was over. Nordmann: “If we do not comply with the measures, we run directly into a second wave of diseases. That would be a disaster.”

FDP starts task force’s “Corona”

The FDP behaved in the last few days, is comparatively restrained. Now the party has launched a working group, or better, a task force with the name “Corona”. One of the party party leader Petra Gössi (44) and the Group’s Chairman Beat Walti (51), but also the former Vice-President Vincenzo Pedrazzini (59) and Peter green fields (52), Director of the think tank Avenir Suisse. FDP General Secretary Samuel Lanz (36) confirmed the launch of the task force: “it also includes two external persons who can contribute because of their experiences, valuable contributions are in addition to the party leadership.” The aim is to define strategic Leaders for further Work.


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.