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Go nowhere near far enough 12 15.79%
Don't quite go far enough 21 27.63%
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Old 28.03.2020, 22:04
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Well it would be checking his well being (he has no family or friends here) and taking him for a big shop in the car.

This is why ambiguous rules make an ass out of us all... in France, Spain et al its clear
Yep, you might be fined. You come all the way from Basel and - unless you own a big bus - can not keep the 2m distance to your friend.
You could go shopping for your friend and bring the things to him. That would be helpful and saver.
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Old 28.03.2020, 22:07
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in France, Spain et al its clear
Clear, and WRONG.

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Old 28.03.2020, 22:17
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Does this mean if I drive from Basel to Zurich to see a friend I can get fined?
Not necessarily. Only if Baselland, Basel Stadt, Argau or ZŁrich have the same local rule as Ticino. Which, to the best of my knowledge they don't.
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Id be happy if public transport were restricted to only medical staff or the like. Other than that we've basically done everything. I've already stopped using public transport myself, rather I just walk everywhere.

I really don't think a total ban on leaving the house is appropriate or necessary. If you are going for a walk in a rural area and don't get close to anyone that is a very low risk activity.

Obviously, if people are all on the same path and close to one another that's dangerous. A bit of common sense policing combined with common sense individual behaviour is all that is required. From what I've observed people are taking this very seriously and almost universally are adhering to the rules. The number of new cases appears to have plateaued. So why tighten it?

Relatively lassez-faire Switzerland seems to be flattening the curve if anything better than big-state France. I'm not surprised. Treat people like adults and they'll behave like adults. Impose arbitrary unnecessary rules and people will be working against you not with you.
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Old 29.03.2020, 11:14
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Id be happy if public transport were restricted to only medical staff or the like.
I hope "the like" includes staff at grocerie stores, pharmacies, delivery services, post office employees, army personnel etc etc

It is not only the medical staff that keeps this country running
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Old 29.03.2020, 11:19
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I hope "the like" includes staff at grocerie stores, pharmacies, delivery services, post office employees, army personnel etc etc

It is not only the medical staff that keeps this country running
Quite. Anyone who has an essential job. I also understand if it's not practical to enforce this restriction. The Basel tram passes by my apartment. It's nearly empty - I think people are doing the right thing anyway.
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Old 29.03.2020, 11:32
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Clear, and WRONG.

Tom
Youíve used the term absurd and wrong in this thread.
What is your opinion and why?

I personally believe the restrictions are correct and keep the population safe.
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Re: Measures that limit one's personal freedom of movement

I went running yesterday on nearby hill. I can't remember when it was last time I have seen so many people having picnic in the nature.
I understand people's need for recreation outside, but I was still surprised by the level of ignorance: families with children playing together, group of friends grilling, playing football etc.
It's the same in my office. My boss accept only the official bans and completely ignores "recommendation" including any hygienic precautions.
In last few days I become very disappointed by people (and I was never exactly optimistic about them)



So, in my opinion, measures would be more or less ok, if people were sticking to them. But they are not.
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Re: Measures that limit one's personal freedom of movement

I went hiking on a (low, not dangerous [Napf]) mountain yesterday. The area was quite busy. But I was impressed how everyone maintained distance, greeted from far away, and stepped out of the way to let others pass. My conclusion of yesterday: all is well....going for a bicycle ride now.
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Old 29.03.2020, 12:35
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Itís upsetting to read about people taking unnecessary risks.
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My daughter has friends who were fined the other day for traveling to another district within the canton (from Lugano to Locarno, by car), which for me is clearly absurd!

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Enclosed space within a car. Very selfish and stupid behaviour.
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Old 29.03.2020, 12:55
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It’s upsetting to read about people taking unnecessary risks.
This.

Mr. Berset said something along the line of "we don't run Switzerland from top to the bottom", but he obviously overestimated people.
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Old 29.03.2020, 13:02
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It’s upsetting to read about people taking unnecessary risks.
It is, but I think we'd all agree with you. Where we might disagree is what is an unnecessary risk. What do you feel are unnecessary risks? And why?
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Re: Measures that limit one's personal freedom of movement

Just out of interest, the Swiss wide poll had these figures to the same question.

16% (Nowhere near far enough)
26% (Not far enough)
58% (Appropriate)
3% (A bit too far)
1% (Far too far).
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It is, but I think we'd all agree with you. Where we might disagree is what is an unnecessary risk. What do you feel are unnecessary risks? And why?
Well I wrote my initial paragraph and then changed it because I was getting truly upset.

Friends meet up for a get together, one of them has it but innocently doesnít know it. The others respect social distancing but still get together and do not feel too concerned (perhaps they are young or simply normally healthy individuals). They have a good time at the personís home and without realizing it they touched something and they leave with it on their clothes and hands.
Upon returning home, maybe one of them will do something, help and cook/clean for an elderly or health-compromised person who has restricted visits to the bare minimum as they are battling cancer or COPD or they have severe Diabetes or a heart condition.
Whatís the sequel?

The unnecessary risk of a bit of fun can have a consequence.
A little self-discipline, and accepting personal frustration, a lot of compassion and care and solidarity for others could help. And every bit of responsible behaviour makes a difference.

Yes, we do need to go shopping and take care of the elderly and some have to work.

But why take unnecessary risks?
Is it truly unreasonable to say this?
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No. But definitions of risk vary, as does what is necessary. So simply saying "Don't take unnecessary risks", doesn't actually add any information.

Probably best to focus on what we're doing ourselves to minimise risk. If enough of us do that, it compensates for those who don't. Best not worry about other people not doing what we think they should. Especially since we're not capable of doing anything to change their behaviour.
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My daughter has friends who were fined the other day for traveling to another district within the canton (from Lugano to Locarno, by car)
Quite right, too. Totally irresponsible.

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Clear, and WRONG.
Seems pretty clear where I am (in France). Or are you saying the Swiss rules are not ambiguous?
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Well it would be checking his well being (he has no family or friends here) and taking him for a big shop in the car.
If he's elderly, call him up, take his order, do the shopping and leave it on his door step. You could have a brief chat from 2 or 3 metres away. To take him shopping would be to expose him to unnecessary risk. It's nice that you are helping a friend like this though, so well done.
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No. But definitions of risk vary, as does what is necessary. So simply saying "Don't take unnecessary risks", doesn't actually add any information.

Probably best to focus on what we're doing ourselves to minimise risk. If enough of us do that, it compensates for those who don't. Best not worry about other people not doing what we think they should. Especially since we're not capable of doing anything to change their behaviour.
I fully agree.
But yes I do worry. With 4 close family members in the high risk category, I cannot help but be worried sick.

It’s upsetting when people act as if this were nothing.
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Re: Measures that limit one's personal freedom of movement

The longer this goes on, one wonders if it the measures taken by governments across the world isn't a step too far. Even with the numbers coming out of Italy the number of dead isn't that high in the grand scheme of things.

Is it really worth crashing the world's economy, and the long term damage (including deaths) that will happen just to save people now? I'm starting to think it may not be.
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