US News Coronavirus: Switzerland tightens its restrictions in the face of the increase in cases

17:25  18 october  2020
17:25  18 october  2020 Source:   bfmtv.com

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CASES ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland announced on Sunday a tightening of its measures to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, with in particular an obligation to wear a mask extended to all places open to the public throughout the territory and a ban on gatherings of more than 15 people in public spaces.

These measures, taken at the end of an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Council, will enter into force on Monday.

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Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 400,000 for the first time late on Friday, a record one-day increase as much of Europe enacts new restrictions to curb the outbreak. Italy had a record daily rise in cases of 10,925 and is considering toughening nationwide restrictions in response to the increase .

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The wearing of a compulsory mask, already in force in public transport, has been extended to stations, airports and bus stops, while the rules have so far been different depending on the cantons.

This obligation will also now apply to shops, museums, places of worship, performance halls, restaurants and even administrative buildings.

"The sharp increase in coronavirus infections is worrying," the Federal Council said in a statement. "It concerns all age groups and all cantons. The number of hospitalizations is also increasing. The new measures taken at national level by the Confederation and the cantons aim to better protect the health of the population and to prevent an overload of the health care system in the weeks and months to come. "

Country of 8.6 million inhabitants, Switzerland reported Friday a record number of new contaminations since the start of the epidemic, with 3,105 cases in 24 hours.

So far, 74,422 people have been infected in Switzerland and 1,823 have died from the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Residents will also have to wear masks in private meetings of more than 15 people while homework is encouraged.

"Despite these restrictions, economic and social life must be able to continue," said the Federal Council.

(John Revill; French version Bertrand Boucey)

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