It was well-meant: The Swiss Post has a new special stamp “solidarity” on the market. The objective was to called the in Switzerland the current “unique, lived” solidarity verb. The proceeds will go entirely to a good cause – the happiness necklace and the Swiss Red cross.

However, an attentive SIGHT-reader, it is striking that The brand is not self-adhesive. It must be moistened instead, in order to stick to it. Most of the letter-writer will lick the brand so.

this Is not a Corona-risk? After all, the Virus is transmitted by small droplets. In order to reduce the risk of Transmission, it is not advised to be too often, even in the face. This is likely to be the Lick of the brand difficult.

appeal to individual responsibility

To appreciate the risk as very low, writes the Post. She admits, however, that for technical reasons, the “rubberized” brands, could be produced more quickly than self-adhesive. “In addition, self-adhesive paper was not in the desired amount within such a short period of time available,” said Post spokesman Erich Goetschi. It was important to illustrate the solidarity now. “Not only then, when self-adhesive stamps are available.”

“According to the Federal office for health is that an infection with the Coronavirus on items such as letters, packages, or Bank notes is very unlikely – and that goes for stamps”, so Goetschi. The hygiene measures in the General population are known. “Besides, we appeal to the personal responsibility of our customers.”

The brand costs five francs. This amount will be fully donated, the postage value of one franc the Post.


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.