Swiss Info

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 16:49:00 GMT
Thousands demonstrate against Covid-19 restrictions in Lucerne
A demonstration against the restrictions linked to the coronavirus saw almost 5,000 people gather in central Swiss city of Lucerne. A counter-demonstration also took place. On Saturday, critics of the government’s coronavirus policy marched throug...

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 11:01:17 GMT
Swiss hospitals will reveal proportion of vaccinated personnel
For the first time, data on the percentage of vaccinated health personnel in a hospital or medical facility will be made publicly available. The figures will be shared from Sunday in an anonymised manner in the southern Swiss canton of Ticino follow...

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 09:07:15 GMT
Swiss canines deployed in Germany to find bodies of flood victims
A Swiss dog team specialised in searching for cadavers will be deployed in Germany following the devastating floods. On Saturday, a dog team left for the German town of Dernau in the Ahr Valley, where floods caused enormous devastation two weeks ag...

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 15:49:44 GMT
Drones and thermal cameras save more fawns
The Swiss Fawn Rescue organisation has saved 2,569 baby deer from being killed by mowers this year, almost twice as many as last year. This was made possible by drones and thermal-imaging cameras, which helped not only to track down baby deer, but a...

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 13:16:51 GMT
Online sales continue their Covid climb in Switzerland
Fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, online commerce in Switzerland has continued to grow steadily in the first six months of the year. Teleshopping grew by 15% in the first half of 2021 after already gaining 30% in 2020, says a report published on Fri...