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Old 22.12.2020, 14:40
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Todays published numbers are 4275 out of 32 k tests

171 hospitalisations
129 death

https://www.covid19.admin.ch/fr/overview

Last week tuesday
So no significant change (up or down) since last week.
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Old 22.12.2020, 14:42
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Cantons Fribourg, Neuchâtel, Valais and Vaud to close restaurants from the evening of 26 December
And here as of today.

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Old 22.12.2020, 14:46
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Re: Coronavirus

Press conference at 14.00 today.

The Federal Office of Public Health wants to inform about corona vaccinations.
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Old 22.12.2020, 14:48
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Re: Coronavirus

Yes, looks all very flat. And the hospital numbers from ZH show once more that a plateau at this level is not enough to bring the medical system out of its stress situation. People in hospital with Covid stays at peak levels.

https://www.zh.ch/de/gesundheit/coro...=covid19#/home

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So no significant change (up or down) since last week.
Considering they took their sweet time with additional measures (only started today), coupled with Christmas gatherings, my guess is we will see higher numbers late next week - if anyone bothers to go to the doctor with symptoms during the holidays...I'm sure we won't have a proper outlook of the situation due to that.
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Old 22.12.2020, 15:16
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Re: Coronavirus

"The cantons of Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Vaud and Valais will close their restaurants from Saturday evening, in accordance with the principles adopted for French-speaking Switzerland. The new measures, valid until 22 January, take into account the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Closing time will be at 11 pm for Neuchâtel, Fribourg and Vaud, and one hour earlier for Valais. "In the interests of harmonising the cantonal arrangements, the governments have decided not to make use of the possibilities of derogation still authorised by federal law for public institutions," according to a joint press release published on Tuesday.

The decision is the result of consultation between the governments of the French-speaking cantons in recent days. The executives concerned have noted in particular that the cantons of Bern, Jura and Geneva are already subject to the federal system. They have also taken into account the evolution of the pandemic in their respective territories.

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The criteria noted are in particular the stabilisation of the number of cases 'at a high level', the recent mutation of the virus, reported in the United Kingdom in particular, and the fact that some cantons in western Switzerland are unable to make use of the possibilities for derogation under federal law.

In addition, the governments of the French-speaking cantons will continue their discussions in the coming weeks, the press release said. Similarly, they will remain in close contact with the federal authorities and will take stock of the situation with a view to the start of the new school year at the beginning of January.

For its part, the Federal Council is keeping a continuous watch on the situation. It has announced that it intends to carry out an interim assessment on 30 December, reserving the right to take additional measures should the situation deteriorate further.

In detail, the canton of Valais will also close its cultural, entertainment and leisure facilities as well as its sports and wellness facilities after Saturday. However, restaurants attached to hotels will be able to offer their services.

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The Valais Council of State has again decided to maintain the authorisations issued for the operation of the ski areas. These will be revoked if the limit of 260 new Covid-19 infections, over an average of 7 days, is reached or when hospital capacity is no longer assured.

For its part, Fribourg announced on Tuesday that it has given its approval for the operation of all the canton's ski areas, ten in all. According to the Council of State, the latter "have worked hard" in a very short time to draw up a protection plan in accordance with the federal requirements decreed on 4 December.

Also in Fribourg, entertainment and leisure facilities will have to close down. The thermal baths and wellness facilities will remain accessible for hotel guests only.

In Neuchâtel, on the other hand, museums and libraries will remain open as long as the reproduction rate of the virus remains below 1. Sports and wellness centres and swimming pools will remain closed to the public, with the exceptions already provided for hotel guests and for sports training.

On Monday, the Canton of Geneva had already announced the new closure of its restaurants and leisure facilities from Wednesday at 11:00 pm. As for the Canton of Jura, the restaurants had to close as early as Tuesday, in accordance with the Federal Council's announcements on Friday, due to a reproduction rate well in excess of 1."

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https://www.bluewin.ch/fr/infos/suis...ts-507851.html

I thought they'd already decided they'd close restaurants at 11pm.
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Re: Coronavirus

107,000 vaccination doses have arrived at the army pharmacy

Vaccination only from 16 years
In principle, vaccinations are only possible for people over the age of 16. People who have had an infection are also recommended to have a vaccination. A contraindication: Anyone who is allergic to ingredients of the vaccination.

The following groups will/can start

People over 75 & Adults with chronic conditions (extremly high risk only)
People with high-risk chronic diseases include: heart disease, articular hypertension, respiratory disease, kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and immune deficiency.

People belonging to these groups should contact their general practitioner or should be contacted by him / her.

https://www.20min.ch/story/was-sagen...n-340795504597

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Old 22.12.2020, 15:35
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107,000 vaccination doses have arrived at the army pharmacy
The pharmycy.

I really am hoping I can get it asap... with any luck my company may be able to arrange something for its employees.
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Old 22.12.2020, 16:33
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Re: Coronavirus

I ordered something small today from what I thought was a Swiss web site and just got this message
"the following item(s) from your www.fruugoschweiz.com order 18456045 has been shipped by Digiflex from United Kingdom".

With France blocking all freight I wonder when I will see it
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Old 22.12.2020, 17:52
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Re: Coronavirus

Baden-Württemberg plans to restrict border traffic to & from Switzerland

"The risk that additional sources of infection arise inland when traveling to and from Baden-Württemberg is to be restricted," said government circles on Tuesday in Stuttgart.

The tightening of the entry quarantine regulation means that, for example, neither people from Baden-Württemberg can ski in Switzerland, nor can the Swiss go shopping in the supermarket in Baden-Württemberg. The background is the infection process in southwest Germany and in the border regions.

Quarantine-free entry possible for certain reasons
As the news agency dpa learned, the regulation should continue to enable quarantine-free entries for professional, official, business, school, medical or family-related reasons. The updated ordinance should be adopted this Tuesday and then promulgated and put into effect. "

https://www.20min.ch/story/baden-wue...n-359896525962
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With France blocking all freight I wonder when I will see it
as soon as you will get a vaccine
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Old 22.12.2020, 17:57
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I thought they'd already decided they'd close restaurants at 11pm.
They had and they do have to close at 11pm (10pm in Valais) at the moment due to the derogation. This refers specifically to Saturday evening when they will close completely at 11pm and not open again until the decision is reversed as they have decided to no longer avail themselves of the exemption from the federal measures after that time.
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Old 22.12.2020, 17:59
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Quarantine-free entry possible for certain reasons
As the news agency dpa learned, the regulation should continue to enable quarantine-free entries for professional, official, business, school, medical or family-related reasons. The updated ordinance should be adopted this Tuesday and then promulgated and put into effect. "


Better check that out if you want to go to Germany, as the rules are different per Bundesland and several of them do require quarantine even for family visits
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I ordered something small today from what I thought was a Swiss web site and just got this message
"the following item(s) from your www.fruugoschweiz.com order 18456045 has been shipped by Digiflex from United Kingdom".

With France blocking all freight I wonder when I will see it
Fruugo is like a consolidator. You pay in ch, but stuff comes from the uk, other places too, I imagine. You might also have to pay duty and tax.
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Old 22.12.2020, 18:18
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Fruugo is like a consolidator. You pay in ch, but stuff comes from the uk, other places too, I imagine. You might also have to pay duty and tax.
I doubt my CHF 14 order inclusive of delivery charges will generate much tax income for the Bund.
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So can I contact my GP now to get vaccinated? Thanks Can my husband also receive at the same time since he lives with an "at risk" person?

(At risk with chronic respiratory illness.)
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Old 22.12.2020, 19:18
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So can I contact my GP now to get vaccinated? Thanks Can my husband also receive at the same time since he lives with an "at risk" person?

(At risk with chronic respiratory illness.)
Sure why not, worst case scenario he/she says you have to wait

"Who is to be vaccinated?
The following target groups are to be prioritised for vaccination:

People at especially high risk (excluding pregnant women)
Healthcare professionals with patient contact/carers for persons at especially high risk
Close contacts (household members) of people at especially high risk
People in communal facilities with an increased risk of infection and outbreaks (with residents of mixed ages).
As the next stage, vaccination will be possible for all other adults not in groups 1 - 4 above."

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...ov/impfen.html

Vaccination specific website
https://foph-coronavirus.ch/vaccination/

National COVID vaccination info-lines
https://foph-coronavirus.ch/vaccinat...be-vaccinated/

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Old 22.12.2020, 20:31
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This sort of curtain twitching Covid policing is not a good look, especially as it is supposed to be the season of goodwill.
You are quite right, it does read as rather mean-spirited, but I do hope they haven't all left the new variant behind as their Christmas gift. As Berset said even a 10% higher spread is too much for CH to cope with. As a gesture of goodwill to my fellow man, I have stayed home the whole year.
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Old 22.12.2020, 20:47
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You are quite right, it does read as rather mean-spirited, but I do hope they haven't all left the new variant behind as their Christmas gift. As Berset said even a 10% higher spread is too much for CH to cope with. As a gesture of goodwill to my fellow man, I have stayed home the whole year.
The problem is, where have they gone now that they've been scared off? All flights and channel links have been off since the weekend, so they could have just spread it more (in the unlikely event they had it in the first place).

That's my main issue, all Brits that came were did so within the rules. As others have said, it was a risk that backfired, though they shouldn't be made to feel worse by the locals.

The worst part of this whole story is that the UK is being punished for her honesty!
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Old 22.12.2020, 20:53
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The problem is, where have they gone now that they've been scared off? All flights and channel links have been off since the weekend, so they could have just spread it more (in the unlikely event they had it in the first place).

That's my main issue, all Brits that came were did so within the rules. As others have said, it was a risk that backfired, though they shouldn't be made to feel worse by the locals.

The worst part of this whole story is that the UK is being punished for her honesty!
They have gone home. They drove off in their cars. Everyone in London and the South East knew that something was going on, and some accepted that plans had to be changed whilst others did not.

By the way, they weren't scared off. They were informed of their legal requirement to quarantine. They took their decision to leave. They aren't stupid or poorly educated people quite the reverse. They took it on the chin and dealt with it. Good of you to take up the cudgels on their behalf, but they wouldn't thank you for it. They are perfectly able to take responsibility for their actions and that's exactly what they did.
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