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Nothing in the article sounds like "very soon". Maybe in 3-4 weeks. And I have heard that before. And then if they approve, it will be probably another few weeks before they actually start using it.
I wonder if we will have been "deprioritised" as a result of the very slow approval.
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Old 08.03.2021, 15:06
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Not sure we’ll meet the criteria for reopening restaurants etc on the 22nd at this rate.
It is definitely not happening if you went to any of the city centers this past weekend... was worse than Xmas or Black Friday. Long lines for even the most basic and boring of stores, crowded sidewalks, the works. Was honestly a bit shocking ... I was pro-opening the stores, but I think I have changed my mind after witnessing last weekend.
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Old 08.03.2021, 15:33
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It is definitely not happening if you went to any of the city centers this past weekend... was worse than Xmas or Black Friday. Long lines for even the most basic and boring of stores, crowded sidewalks, the works. Was honestly a bit shocking ... I was pro-opening the stores, but I think I have changed my mind after witnessing last weekend.
Indeed, I drove by a LIPO and there was a line to get in. Who is in a rush to go to a furniture store during the first weekend of reopening?

Meanwhile on Sunday, we went to ski and Klewenalp was empty. We rode the 69 people capacity gondola with 6 other people. Up in the snow there are only chairlifts and t-bars so quite good ventilation. While some clouds passed, visibility reduced to 50-60m and I felt I was alone. Once I stopped to check the hour and still 1.5 hours before the safety check

So, it's cool to ski during the last few weekends, it seems everyone needs new living room furniture :P
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Old 08.03.2021, 15:44
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Indeed, I drove by a LIPO and there was a line to get in. Who is in a rush to go to a furniture store during the first weekend of reopening?

Meanwhile on Sunday, we went to ski and Klewenalp was empty. We rode the 69 people capacity gondola with 6 other people. Up in the snow there are only chairlifts and t-bars so quite good ventilation. While some clouds passed, visibility reduced to 50-60m and I felt I was alone. Once I stopped to check the hour and still 1.5 hours before the safety check

So, it's cool to ski during the last few weekends, it seems everyone needs new living room furniture :P
Man, with all the sofas "sat through" (worn out) and the next wave looming they gotta be proactive

queuing up outside shops. Must feel like home to some.
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Old 08.03.2021, 15:50
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Not sure we’ll meet the criteria for reopening restaurants etc on the 22nd at this rate.
What were they again? Cases not higher than in the two week period before? Hospitals look ok. R allegedly up to 1.10
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Old 08.03.2021, 16:00
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What were they again? Cases not higher than in the two week period before? Hospitals look ok. R allegedly up to 1.10
They were less than 250 covid patients on the intensive stations, R under 1 (7 day average), 14 day cases on 17 March not higher than on 1st March and positive test rate under 5% (7 day average).

At the moment only the 250 intensive beds is fulfilled. I think the 5% should be shortly (assuming it isn't already and the "no" for that in the Tagi is a typo which I think it might be)
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Old 08.03.2021, 16:01
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Man, with all the sofas "sat through" (worn out) and the next wave looming they gotta be proactive
LOL - was just laughing at how much our home has been worn in since being in it 24/7 the past year... our lovely new carpets aren't so new anymore...and the sofa is definitely sagging a bit.
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Old 08.03.2021, 16:01
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What were they again? Cases not higher than in the two week period before? Hospitals look ok. R allegedly up to 1.10
Targets for further reopening on 22 March
The next stage in reopening is scheduled for 22 March; consultations with the cantons will begin on 12 March and the Federal Council will take its decision on 19 March. It is planned to include cultural and sporting events with a limited number of spectators, changes to the requirement to work from home, indoor sports and the opening of outdoor areas at restaurants. The Federal Council has set targets that must be achieved before the next step is taken: the positivity rate must be below five per cent, fewer than 250 beds in intensive care units should be occupied by COVID-19 patients, and the average reproduction rate over the previous seven-day period must be below 1. In addition, the 14-day incidence rate on 17 March should not be higher than it is when measures are eased on 1 March.

The Federal Council will make a general assessment of these targets in reaching its decision. If the epidemiological situation improves in the coming weeks, it will also consider reopening indoor areas in restaurants and allowing other indoor activities, and reintroducing face-to-face teaching at universities from 22 March.
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Old 08.03.2021, 16:03
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They were less than 250 covid patients on the intensive stations, R under 1 (7 day average), 14 day cases on 17 March not higher than on 1st March and positive test rate under 5% (7 day average).

At the moment only the 250 intensive beds is fulfilled. I think the 5% should be shortly (assuming it isn't already and the "no" for that in the Tagi is a typo which I think it might be)
Indeed looks unlikely to be met in full. And then there will be an outcry if nothings gets opened.
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Old 08.03.2021, 16:04
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Indeed, I drove by a LIPO and there was a line to get in. Who is in a rush to go to a furniture store during the first weekend of reopening?
End of March is one of the big apartment moving times isn't it? So maybe people are getting ready.
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Old 08.03.2021, 16:07
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End of March is one of the big apartment moving times isn't it? So maybe people are getting ready.
Huh?
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Old 08.03.2021, 16:32
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Huh?
Thank you for helping me not understand what part of my response to furniture stores being busy was incomprehensible.

The end of March is one of the standard end of contract dates for a lot of renters who don't want to do a song and dance with finding a subsequent tenant.
As such, furniture stores are typically busier around these times as people go looking for things for their new apartments.
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Perhaps in some bits of the country but in much of Romande they don’t have moving days, well other than the first of the month. Long live the Rösti-ditch.
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Old 08.03.2021, 23:46
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Almost at midnight they voted! Google translate -

National Council rejects a fixed opening
The National Council refused on Monday to set an opening date for closed restaurants. The economic commission wanted to fix March 22nd for the opening.

Taskforce muzzle rejected
The National Council rejected the paragraph that called for a so-called muzzle for the task force. The Task force would then have been restricted in their comments on the corona measures.

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Zürich Bildungsdirection has relaxed some measures but the masks requirement for 4th graders and older kids is extended at least until spring holidays. Do our kids have to suffer because they save money for regular saliva tests introduced by some other cantons?
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National Council rejects a fixed opening
The National Council refused on Monday to set an opening date for closed restaurants. The economic commission wanted to fix March 22nd for the opening.
"You can't decree the end of an epidemic by law."

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Zürich Bildungsdirection has relaxed some measures but the masks requirement for 4th graders and older kids is extended at least until spring holidays. Do our kids have to suffer because they save money for regular saliva tests introduced by some other cantons?
"Suffer"?

Seriously?

If kids wearing masks helps to end the pandemic, I really don't see a problem with it. Nor do my kids.
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Old 09.03.2021, 10:36
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"Suffer"?
I was thinking the same Only a few 100 years ago the same kids would have been out in the open freezing their ass off, covered in straw
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End of March is one of the big apartment moving times isn't it? So maybe people are getting ready.
In German speaking Switzerland, April 1 and Oct 1 are big moving days.
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I was thinking the same Only a few 100 years ago the same kids would have been out in the open freezing their ass off, covered in straw
It wasn't just a few 100 years ago...until the 60's, there were children who were indentured servants in this country.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdingkinder

Anyway ... I am honestly tired of hearing about how just the youth in Switzerland who are suffering, they all seem to be playing with abandon on the playgrounds & sports fields; and the technical school next door has teens outside partying and smoking at all hours of the day without a care in the world. They aren't worried about a virus that will have little to no effect on their health...
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