A Federal Council decision, it was not today, on Easter Saturday. For words of “Mr. Corona” Daniel Koch on the occasion of the press conference of the Federal government. “All must make the effort so that the Numbers continue to go down,” says the head of the division of Communicable diseases at the Federal office for health (BAG).

The Numbers, which are 500 to 700 new Covid-19 cases per day in Switzerland. Since yesterday, 592 cases have been added. In total, Koch estimated the number of Corona-Infected at 24’820 cases. “The tendency at a slightly reduced rate,” says cook. However, there are also several dozen deaths per day. The disease is not to be underestimated.

His words are aimed especially at persons at risk: high the elderly particularly at risk, but also for younger seniors, there is no guarantee to not get seriously ill from the Virus.

kudos to the population

Alenka Bonnard, Co-Director of the political platform of the state laboratory of the Swiss for their previous conduct is a good testimony. You can be proud of how the population would comply with the rules. There are a lot of ideas from the civil society to combat the Coronavirus epidemic, as Bonnard. She calls as an example: an App that can be used to check the availability of hospital beds.

A significant contribution in the fight against the Coronavirus, the army is doing. 5,000 soldiers are currently in use. 3800 to be set are in the Ambulance. The members of the military are in 50 hospitals has a presence. There you work in the Triage or Transport, says Raynold Droz, chief of staff command operations VBS. This, especially in Lucerne, Basel-country, Ticino and the Canton of Vaud. Recruits students to care for people in the retirement homes.

Droz also talks about the accusation that the army had moved in more people than actually are in demand. This is normal in a crisis situation, one cannot know in advance how bad the Situation was going to be. As the order came for mobilization, you’ve chosen the variant “All-in -+”. “We had no time, we had to act quickly,” says Droz.

peak will be reached actually?

The curve for the velocity of propagation of the Coronavirus in Switzerland remains stagnant. The hospitalizations are on the decline. The all-important number of new Infections by already Infected has declined sharply, as a on Thursday updated study of the University of Bern. According to this, has exceeded the pandemic peak in Switzerland? We are on the mountain?

when asked about this BAG-man, cook says: “Yes, if the mountain is the last mountain was, then you could say that.” But this could say to no one. “We still have a long way to go and still have a long goal,” says cook. How far you can loosen, so there is no second mountain, is difficult to say. In addition, the Federal Council shall advise at the moment.

the damage to the economy of up to 170 billion

On the effects of the Corona-crisis on the economy, the state Secretariat for economic Affairs (Seco) hatched meanwhile. The Swiss economy has got worse since mid-March, much stronger than expected at the beginning of the corona crisis by Seco, Eric Scheidegger, Director of the economic policy Directorate at Seco, fell away so far, a quarter of the productivity.

In various industries such as the hospitality of the failure is over 80 percent, while retail trade and the transport industry so far, 50 to 60 percent of productivity be lost, so Scheidegger. “The economic forecasts from March are, therefore, already outdated.”

According to Scheidegger his office is now working with two scenarios. The two current negative scenarios now expect a more severe recession than previously thought, at the time of the recovery, “longer could”. Would result in a decline in gross domestic product (GDP) of 7.1 or 10.4 percent.

The Seco-Economists, the level of GDP, and failure to quantify by means of the corona of a crisis. The GDP loss would be in the “cheap” base scenario by the end of 2021 to the end of 2019, around 30 billion Swiss francs. In the scenario “V-recession” increases the GDP loss of around 90 billion Swiss francs and a “L-recession” would mean a GDP loss of 170 billion. (uro/SDA)


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.