most of The people stay because of the Corona-crisis at home. This is good for curbing the pandemic, but bad for the taxi driver. “There is a self-employed driver, for which the turnover is 95 percent,” says George Botonakis, President of the Zurich taxi Association, to Radio SRF. In part, the industry would be completely silent.

Around two thirds of taxi drivers are self-employed. However, you have no claim to financial support from the Federal government. Since Thursday, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in amounts of up to 500’000 Swiss francs interest-free loans. In addition, the self-employed can apply for a Corona-compensation. This will get you but only if you have a Shop that was closed by Federal Council’s decision.

No Social Distancing in the car

The taxi driver from going empty. As well as the SBB, you need to offer your services, because you have a duty to Transport the passenger. And, although it is in a car is impossible to go on distance, and Social Distancing-to comply with the rules. The trade Union Unia is encouraging that the taxi industry is set.

Boris Zürcher (55) by the state Secretariat for economic Affairs (Seco), promises to Radio SRF remedy. According to the pandemic law give it to the taxi drivers, in fact, no duty of Indemnification of the state, but it was the Seco to look for solutions. (gbl)


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.

measures against Coronavirus

The Federal Council ranks at 16. In March, the Situation in Switzerland according to a new extraordinary location epidemic law. It allows the Federal Council, in all the cantons of uniform measures to be arranged. Previously, he has informed the cantons on this step. From the age of 17. March, at midnight, the following rules apply:

Public and private events are prohibited. All the shops, Restaurants and Bars are up on the 19. April 2020 closed. The same applies to entertainment and leisure establishments such as museums, libraries, cinemas, concert and theatre houses, sports centres, swimming pools and ski resorts are closed. Likewise, plants are being closed, in which the
keep a safe distance cannot be maintained, such as hairdressing salons or cosmetic studios. Except under others food stores and the health facilities. The supply of the entire population with food, medicines and Goods of daily use is assured: There are plenty of created supplies. Food shops, Take-aways, staff canteens, delivery services for meals and pharmacies will remain open, as will gas stations, railway stations, banks, post offices, Hotels, public administration and social facilities. Also workshops for the means of transport can remain open. Entry into Switzerland is drastically restricted to the boundary, introduced controls. To support the cantons in the hospitals, in terms of logistics and in the area of security, the Federal Council has approved the use of up to 8000 members of the army. The civil protection is offered. The Federal Council continues to call on all citizens: “keep your distance can save lives!” The Federal Council dispensed with for the time being lock to a General output. The spread of the Coronavirus is from the curb, he has tightened rules for the contact. Groups of more than five passenger buses of 100 Swiss francs per Person threaten. Employers in the construction industry and in the industry are also required, the recommendations of the Federal government to Hygiene and to the distance to keep. Companies that do not comply should be closed. The economy gets more money: With 32 billion Swiss francs, the Federal Council decides on probably the biggest economic stimulus package of Swiss history. A total of about 40 billion francs are available.

The validity period of short-time working will be extended from 3 to 6 months. Thus, the number of requests can be minimized, and thus, the approval process can be accelerated. The deadline for pre-registration for short-time work is eliminated entirely.

In the reporting requirement be repealed, all of the associated duties and obligations for employers and the public employment service temporarily. Thus, the recruitment processes, for example, for medical personnel to facilitate the pharmaceutical industry, agriculture or logistics.

In the case of unemployment insurance is to dispense with the submission of the proof of work efforts. The insured Person must submit proof of worker’s efforts, but no later than one month after the expiry of the COVID-19-regulation 2.

in Order to avoid dowry payments, all persons to be entitled to a maximum of 120 additional daily allowances.

an employer may use for the payment of the employee contributions to occupational Pension schemes temporarily the geäufneten employer contribution reserves. This measure is designed to make it easier for employers to bridge liquidity bottlenecks. For the work, the measure will take no effect.

The Federal Council has also decided to add a licensing requirement for the export of medical protective equipment to introduce.