About 1,400 people have been tested in the Canton of Ticino positive for the Coronavirus. 67 people died. Daily more Infected come. In the hospital “La Carità” in Locarno TI the Doctors fight every day to the lives of their patients. A RSI Team has now documented the everyday life in the hospital.

Where once separate surgery and gynecology wards were aligned, there is now only the quarantine stations to the intensive care. The patients come from all over the Canton. The Doctors and nurses to come up with the care of the sick little more.

“We see no faces, but as people, we’re trying to save,” says Germano Penati, head of intensive care medicine to RSI.

“The hospital is turned on its head”

On 13. March looked it in the hospital is quite a different matter. The preparations and the conversion of the stations were in full swing. “We have enough Material for inhalations and oxygen,” said a confident collaborator with your colleagues in a Briefing.

Within a few days had changed the Situation completely. “The whole hospital is put on the head,” says an employee. Every day there are new Changes, and new personnel comes in.

The workers are bundled. Doctors from the ambulance or as trainers must engage their colleagues in the ICU under the arms. A total of 45 Nurses and 16 Doctors were deducted from their departments for this. Your layers take 12 hours and 45 minutes. Day-to-day.

Ill have to lie for hours on the belly

if You try to the patients with various therapies. A man is placed five employees on the belly. Thus, the oxygen can better reach the blood, it is called. Patients as he must remain for hours in this Position. Then they are rotated back to avoid pressure points. This procedure is repeated for at least seven days.

The epidemic is not distorted only to the nerves of the staff. Also, the patients suffer from. “For me, it started with the fever. The doctor found that I have elevated blood,” says an immuno-compromised patient who is on the verge of tears. Subsequently, the corona was made the test. “If you are waiting for the result of the Coronavirus, you stop living.”

“In June, we will see whether we were capable of”

“I’ve seen a lot, but this is now something completely different”, says an experienced Nurse. The patients are alone because their families are not allowed to visit. “We try to be as close as possible. As if they were our Relatives.”

With the dramatic development of the disillusionment comes from. As the Virus raged mainly in China, have you thought to be “better than them”, says medical Director Michael Llamas. “But now we don’t have to admit to ourselves that the Chinese are worse than we are. They are just as good and we are just as powerless. Now, people die here.”

More Llamas says: “The only feeling I have is that we were too slow.” In June, the balance sheet will be pulled. “Then we can see if we were capable of.” (you)


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.

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.

Not Sneezing into hands, sneeze
or cough in a handkerchief; or if you have none, in the bend of your elbow.

handkerchiefs correctly
paper handkerchiefs to dispose of, should be disposed of after use in a closed waste bin. the contact minimize
Avoid contact with people who have difficulty breathing or a cough.

to Avoid larger gatherings of people, such as sporting events or public transportation. To remain as home to the “most important thing of All is up to date”, so that more and more people are infected. You should go only in exceptional cases, Outside.

everything is possible, delivery at home.

no welcome kiss, no hugs, no shaking hands. And always a distance of one Meter to keep.

stay Informed
please Observe the local directives and recommendations. Strictly to the rules and announcements of the authorities. “Who is healthy, and informed, remains in 99 percent of cases, healthy.”

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available: 24 hours a Day when should you to the doctor?
don’t Go any more in case of symptoms (difficulty breathing, cough, or fever) in the Public and immediately contact – first by phone, a Doctor, a doctor or a health care facility.

The Situation will continue until Further notice. Those who feel themselves safe and healthy and, therefore, to the front of the storm, risking to prolong the condition. Therefore, peace preserved, and the thing in common to serve. (SDA)

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.