also, her father Christoph Blocher (79) has criticized the Federal Council is keen for the Corona-crisis management. Because the Federal Council would not admit that Switzerland had not stored enough protective masks, office of the Federal Council for the protection of the masks in question. A “white lie”, the SVP-Father in an interview with the “Handelszeitung”.

Now SVP national councillor and Ems-Boss Magdalena Martullo-Blocher (50) has sharply criticized the Swiss government. The “Sunday newspaper” said Martullo-Blocher, that she wanted to open shops and Restaurants, much earlier than the Federal Council. Every death is tragic, but that he could “not be avoided completely”. But the tremendous economic damage “may be even bigger”.

Himself referred to the politician and entrepreneur as a Corona-specialist: “With my experience and contacts, I am a Corona-specialist to become” the is not convinced that scenarios like in the North of Italy or New York in Switzerland are possible. And even “if we would re-connect the wide, you could grab a” Yes “to the closure”.

paternalism by the Federal Council

you don’t see a risk to the economy quickly up and running again. A return to rising infection numbers “would be then as it is now. If it works, we avoid wage losses, unemployment and bankruptcies.”

Martullo-Blocher sees in the current Corona-policy even signs of a patronizing state: “The Federal Council need to stop wanting to each to say exactly what he has to do. This leads to nonsensical rules, and a strong delay.”

in Particular, flower shops, hardware stores, book stores, or hair salons would open immediately. Such as grocery stores, these droplet systems are rules set up to Observe from a distance.

advocate of protective masks

Regarding hairdressers in not receiving compensation from the Federal government and the special protective measures need, it has to cost develop their own protection concept. You want to supply the industry with 600’000 protection masks. Also, only half of the chairs should be with the hairdresser is busy, but barbers would have to urgently be back to work again. “The margins are small and the wages low,” says Martullo-Blocher. “Because it goes quickly for Survival, for business and pleasure.”

Like her father, and the daughter shows no understanding of the non-protective mask recommendation of the Federal Council: masks were worn in many industries and are specified on droplet transfer and tested. “1.4 billion Chinese have made the application”, so Martullo-Blocher.

In the epidemic act have provided Federal councillor Alain Berset (48) masks for the protection of the population. The Duty was, however, built never. Until today, creating the Federal no masks for the economy or the population. Because there is hardly any Cargo flights, had to fly the Federal masks in Switzerland.

Massive Economic losses

they have urged the population, during the March Session to keep their Distance, as if it had been thrown because of the wearing of a protective mask from the national Council. “The caused a worldwide stir,” so Martullo-Blocher. “A Youtube movie with this scene has been watched over 180 million Times.” In the meantime, the Federal Council rooms Berset, mask would not be prohibited to wear. In many European countries, however, it is the duty of.

Around the crisis prevent, have called for the SVP in the beginning of February, border controls, so that only healthy people should enter the country. Because of the free movement of persons and the pending limitation initiative that had been shot down. Therefore, the cross-border commuters-the cantons of Ticino, Geneva, Vaud, Valais, and Basel were most affected by Corona.

On the question of whether it is not a contradiction to throb as early Warnerin before the Virus is already on a rapid easing of the measures, counters Martullo-Blocher, the infection and death figures decline and the health care system can cope with the Situation: “We need to return to normality. Per month, we lose 15 billion to the gross national product. The state cannot replace the economy. Wage losses, unemployment, bankruptcies and social conflicts are the consequences.”

Dramatic Seco-alarm

The economic damage could be even greater. The state Secretariat for economic Affairs Seco according to the Martullo-Blocher of 50 percent of the workers in short-time work and a possible rise in unemployment to seven per cent.

We can go further “with distance, hygiene measures and the protection of groups at risk of life”. “Every death is tragic, you can’t avoid for sure. We have been limited during the last three weeks, all very strong.” Particularly sensitive risk groups must continue to be rigorously protected. “The others have to work again and can move on.” (kes)


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.