With Daniela Huber (41) to arrange an appointment to, is currently not a Problem. The self-employed physiotherapist with a practice in Windisch AG has more time, as dear to her: “Normally I take care of about 15 patients per day. Now, only one to three are it.”

when translated In Swiss francs, this means: in Front of the Corona-crisis made Huber a turnover of up to 750 Swiss francs per working day, now there are 50 to 150 Swiss francs. “So I can survive the impossible. The revenue is not enough even to pay the fixed costs for rent, telephone and insurance.”

due to the misery: The state-mandated Social Distancing. Physiotherapy body needs contact. The Two-metre distance rule, the Federal government is here to be observed hardly. “We are only allowed to receive patients whose treatment is urgently needed.” As an example, Huber calls the treatment of people, which is the stiffening of a joint is threatened.

In Switzerland there are approximately 8,000 self-employed physiotherapists. Such as Doctors and nurses, you are part of the basic health care. In contrast to Barber shops, dress shops, Restaurants, and many other firms, they should therefore remain open to relieve the pressure on Doctors and hospitals.

Not all of the> affected

On the Physio-medical practices is not true. And since she is not employed, can Huber also apply for no short-time work. “Because we have not been closed by the authorities, we have no claim to support. That is totally unfair. We fall through all the stitches. I hope not, the Federal Council is letting us down!”

Milan Cutic (51), a self-employed taxi driver from Zurich, close to is also a despair. Although he, too, must continue to work because Taxis and trains and buses for public TRANSPORT basic services and utilities. “I get per day but only one or two jobs and am taking 40 to 80 francs. How to make a living?”

Guy Parmelin said on several occasions that the Federal wool will not leave anyone hanging. Until today, however, Cutic wait in vain for help. “We taxi drivers earn in normal times, is bad. If there’s no support, there remains only the trip to the welfare office.”

“scandal” for taxi driver

For Cutic it would be a sad Premiere. He feels by the Federal Council, forgotten, and excluded. Particularly him, upset that Boris Zürcher (56), head of the labour Directorate at the state Secretariat for economic Affairs (Seco), this week said at a media conference that taxi drivers were affected by the Lockdown only indirectly. The taxi driver: “All Hotels, Restaurants, and Clubs to. All events are cancelled. The airport is empty. Business people make a home office. Older persons are not allowed out of the house. Who is going to take a Taxi? And Zurich, says that we are only affected indirectly? This is a scandal!”

Not only in Cutic incomprehension and anger grow to the Federation. Because there are a few self-employed by the Corona-auxiliary power of the Federal government fall: As the self-employed interpreter, and has nothing more to translate, for example, because there are no conferences no longer take place. The graphic artist that has nothing more to customize, because no event will be sent out flyers and more. Or, the dentist may only treat emergency patients.

Some of the Affected have signed an online petition to the Minister of Parmelin is addressed to the President of the Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga and the economy. More than 30’000 Affected calls for: “Corona-immediate help for all self – employed- and this time really for all of you!” Time is of the essence.


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.”

info lines Coronavirus
For the population: 058 463 00 00
For travelers: 058 464 44 88
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)