Never, someone would have the idea, Adrian Winteler (28), from Mollis GL to be described as a “hero”. At least the host back at the end of the country and the entrepreneurs themselves. Nevertheless, he and his comrades with a huge personal effort to help save people’s lives. Winteler is one of about a hundred riders in the troops accommodation in Langenthal, BE, the to in the fight against the Coronavirus for the Swiss military goods around. He supplies hospitals, but also other civil and military facilities. VIEW has visited him in Langenthal.

There are about a hundred vehicles and dozens of supporters standing on a makeshift moderately cordoned-off Area, ready for use. Posters warn to keep a distance. Everywhere bottles standing around with disinfectant. In the office, packages with food are stacked in favour of the solidarity of the population with the soldiers seems to be huge. A strange mood.

ventilators, and wine in the cargo space

Winteler is calm, sums up his job in a dry place. “We get orders from the cantons, or hospitals, to support them with our transports,” he says. “We are bringing the Goods from point A to point B.”

have been So delivered, for example, ventilators, and hospital beds to Frauenfeld. Another day of wine containers stacked in the cargo space. Alcohol is also processed to disinfectants. But also Barriers and vehicles had to be distributed in the whole of Switzerland, especially in Ticino. And it supports the arms of pharmacy in the distribution of drugs. For Winteler but that is not all not so relevant. Often he knows not exactly what he has in the cargo area.

“Fully, from the professional

torn life,” Professionally, the case of an emergency is an enormous challenge for the Corona-driver. He got the squad on a Monday evening and had to indent on Tuesday. “So no-one was expecting. And, of course, I was torn life from the profession.” The farmer had to reorganize the yard from today to tomorrow. “I’m in the fortunate position that I have my father and my brother at home, can also look after the farm,” he explains.

up he is offered until the end of June. Since last Friday, the riders are in readiness, were so at least in the meantime, home. But you have to expect at any time that you need to re-pack your things. “I’m not worried, but it sure is a weird feeling,” said Winteler. “We don’t know what will happen to us.” Until the crisis is over, he and his comrades approach for many hospitals.


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.