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Re: Easter - where are you going?

After having been disappointed by many EFers on the Corona topic, now find myself strangely feeling a certain amount of solidarity on this subject
In the good, Swiss sense, with our curve flattening since the past days, and even EFers seeing the need to stay at home
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Re: Easter - where are you going?

"To avoid an influx of people during the Easter weekend, access to several public places will be closed in Switzerland. This applies in particular to lake shores and popular tourist sites.

In French-speaking Switzerland, the canton of Neuchâtel will ban access by car to the Creux-du-Van and Gorges de l'Areuse sites from Friday and until 19 April. Motorists will also be forbidden to park their vehicles in the Courtons and Devins car parks in Noiraigue and the Chanet car park in Boudry.

The Neuchâtel Council of State also invites the population not to use public transport to access these places.

Observed gatherings

Yverdon-les-Bains has decided to restrict access to the beach and the Rives-du-Lac as of Friday and until further notice. Last weekend, there were too many people and too many crowds in these areas. In order to reduce the influx on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, parking spaces will be reduced.

It will still be possible to walk around, the city reassured on Wednesday. The areas concerned will be clearly marked out. The marked paths will allow pedestrians to cross each other in compliance with the social distancing standards in force.

Dismantled sports facilities

The municipal authorities of Biel and its neighbour Nidau have also noticed that too many walkers are coming to the shores of Lake Biel. The city of Biel has decided to close the car parks in the immediate vicinity of the lake. Playgrounds will be closed and some sports facilities dismantled. The city of Murten (FR) is also restricting access to the lake of the same name.

As a result of last weekend's experience, in particular the arrival of numerous vehicles registered in other cantons, the canton of Jura has decided to close the access to the Etang de la Gruère from Thursday noon until further notice. In the Valais, the Super St-Bernard parking place was to be closed from Wednesday 5 p.m. onwards.

In Ticino

In Ticino, the canton most affected by the pandemic, the findings of the last few days have prompted the authorities in many municipalities to issue restrictions on access, such as to parks and recreation areas in Losone and Lugano.

The area around the Maggia River, one of the most frequented places in the Locarno region, is also no longer accessible, as are the lakeside areas in Lugano.

No motorbike rides

The Canton of Berne is calling for people to refrain from outings by car or motorbike or by public transport, even to nearby excursion destinations. In the event of road congestion, the canton "reserves the right to close certain sections without delay".

Some communes already impose restrictions on places exposed to heavy traffic, such as the shores of Lake Brienz or access to the Bantiger, a mountain near Bern.

The city of Lucerne is restricting access to the lake, while the city of Schaffhausen is prohibiting access to its fortress from Thursday until 19 April.

The police will be on the lookout

The police will patrol everywhere to ensure that the Federal Council's directives to combat the spread of the coronavirus epidemic are complied with. In the Jura, patrols will be carried out in particular along the banks of the Doubs. Anyone who refuses to do so will be punished. The authorities are also calling on the population to stay home despite the good weather."

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Old 08.04.2020, 21:26
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Re: Easter - where are you going?

A desperate appeal before Easter, from the Ticino, for people from other cantons to please, please, please stay away.
https://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/schwe...euch-137620672
The author, Myrtha Rüttimann, lives in the Ticino. She is the leader of an tourist organisation. 8th April 2020

Myrtha Rüttimann lives in Minusio. She is annoyed by the tourists from German-speaking Switzerland who still travel to Ticino - as if everything was normal. Before Easter she writes this letter, as an appeal to reason.

I am one of the inhabitants who experienced the last three and a half weeks of the rigorous corona interdiction with my five-year-old daughter in Ticino. It is sad and frightening what we experience here in Minusio near Locarno. And it is a huge difference to the situation in German-speaking Switzerland. What we see here: There are really people who are so arrogant or ignorant that despite newspapers, TV and federal information they still haven't understood that in Ticino there is an absolute state of emergency.

Last weekend there were a lot of cars from German-speaking Switzerland here. Yet the "second homers" are currently not wanted by anyone in Ticino. Even though they carry their food with them and assure us that they want to stay in their house, in their apartment. The lawn at the holiday home does not have to be mowed now, even the Ticinese don't need to mow it at the moment. The visitors, many of them packed with hiking rucksacks, come to us without any visible protective measures at a time when we only go out for our weekly shopping, equipped with protective masks. Children and people over 65 are not allowed in most places. Fear is in the eyes of the few old people on the street.

Parents use the words "Watch out!" in an endless loop towards their children, as one of the biggest horror scenarios is a visit to the doctor at the hospital La Carità in Locarno. In the grocery stores, long queues and visibly worn out sales assistants are part of everyday life. Securitas are everywhere, including the military and a lot of police. Understandably, their nerves are also beginning to crack. I often read that people are asked to stay at home for reasons of solidarity. But nowhere does it say what exactly awaits you in the Sun Canton. It probably has a stronger effect when potential visitors are made aware that they can forget about the walk along the promenade in Ascona. And that for the frightened Ticino people, guests are not welcome now. After all, we haven't simply packed our suitcases in the last few weeks to flee to German-speaking Switzerland. The locals are becoming increasingly angry, feel they are not being taken seriously.

Maybe the wild campers should also know that the police are present everywhere and a bike tour in one of the valleys should not be an option against boredom. This is only because there are currently no ambulances waiting for injured recreational athletes and excursionists. It is normal to be stopped and questioned when entering the Maggia Valley. It is understandable that the locals without a balcony would also like to have a place for themselves. That parking places and all promenades as also other places are closed. And that shopping in Ticino at the moment almost means going to war.

Last weekend was the first two days when ambulances and helicopters could not be heard for 24 hours. Nevertheless the inhabitants here are afraid of the next step, the complete curfew. If the trigger for this were German Swiss holidaymakers, this consequence would be incredibly unfair for us locals. In Italy, travel to secondary residences is prohibited. Measured by the number of extra-cantonal number plates, this is clearly visible: That would unfortunately be necessary in Ticino as well.

Cordiali saluti e arrivederci a presto.
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Re: Easter - where are you going?

https://youtu.be/6BYAgP_c70Q 9th April 2020

Once again, but this time on a more personal note the Swiss Federal Council appeals to everyone to Just Stay At Home over the Easter weekend.
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Re: Easter - where are you going?

Second home owners seem to be an issue everywhere, there are mega complaints about them in Britain at the moment. The Chief Medical Officer for the Scottish Government had to resign this week, she lives in Edinburgh but had been going to her holiday bungalow in the East Neuk of Fife every weekend, about an hours drive away. I was really angry at this and pleased she was given a warning from the police. Political commentators said it was a staggeringly arrogant thing to be advising people to stay at home whilst her and her family did as they pleased

Most villages in Devon and Cornwall are fed up because Londoners have descended on them, then there are the famous idiots like the Beckhams who have decamped from their pile in London to the Cotswolds after being not long back from a trip to Miami
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Re: Easter - where are you going?

Breaking News - The latest announcement from today's Daily briefing on the Coronavirus
outbreak in the UK is that Daleks will be allowed out and have unrestricted access while
attempting to invade London over the Easter holiday weekend.

When questioned by Journalists as to why the Daleks are being given unrestricted access
in London while the rest of it's citizens remain in lockdown; the minister replied that this
would be a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' for the Daleks to secure key positions and
places of strategic importance during their forthcoming invasion of Britain while the
streets are deserted.


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Surely the time has come for Boris to 'circle the wagons' for a bit of herd immunity ?

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Re: Easter - where are you going?

Hi all,
May have been addressed in this long thread already - what is the view on going on a picnic? Is it kosher? Is it 'legal'?
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May have been addressed in this long thread already - what is the view on going on a picnic? Is it kosher? Is it 'legal'?
I've seen friends in Basel sitting eating sandwiches on park benches, but one friend to each bench. I've also seen people with picnic rugs and food down by the Birs but they are sitting the safe distance apart, however I don't think picnics are encouraged, the same with barbecues.
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For Easter, I'm going to purify myself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.
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I went to Italy today during my lunch break, just saying.

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Re: Easter - where are you going?

Meanwhile returning to the UK, here's a timely air display performed by the Red Arrows and other performers
from the confines of your own back garden over the Easter weekend.

Red Arrows from the RAF and other classic aircraft fly high over the back garden
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Meanwhile returning to the UK, here's a timely air display performed by the Red Arrows and other performers
from the confines of your own back garden over the Easter weekend.

Red Arrows from the RAF and other classic aircraft fly high over the back garden

Not even the toy air planes are allowed to fly freely? The borders between neighbours can be more dangerous to pass than between countries.
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Yes it's Saturday and what, what, what !! - no football, surely this cannot be !!
Fortunately here's the alternative for those of you missing the big match on TV.



Football during the Lockdown video

For those that miss the football here's, edited highlights for tomorrows forthcoming Eurolockdown
Championship match between Portugal and Spain.

Eurolockdown match - Spain vs Portugal video

They say this is a test for tomorrows Super Sunday.

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Breaking News - The latest announcement from today's Daily briefing on the Coronavirus
outbreak in the UK is that Daleks will be allowed out and have unrestricted access while
attempting to invade London over the Easter holiday weekend.

When questioned by Journalists as to why the Daleks are being given unrestricted access
in London while the rest of it's citizens remain in lockdown; the minister replied that this
would be a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' for the Daleks to secure key positions and
places of strategic importance during their forthcoming invasion of Britain while the
streets are deserted.


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As you can see Phase 1 of the Dalek invasion is underway with Dalek patrols on the streets already
saying, all humans must self-isolate by order of the Daleks !!



Dalek patrols roam the streets of the UK today

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Yes, part of my walk was in France- never met a soul.

Hope that those who defied advice and continued on their way through the Gottard will be stopped from returning !
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I am going to Tessin to water my grass
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I visited my bathroom this afternoon and scrubbed the floor tiles to within an inch of their life. Then I visited the bottom of the wardrobes and the hall cupboards and hoovered them out. Yesterday I took myself off to the oven and cleaned the inside of the glass door; afterwards I dropped in on the ironing for an hour.

Not having a balcony makes you get on with things
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I visited my bathroom this afternoon and scrubbed the floor tiles to within an inch of their life. Then I visited the bottom of the wardrobes and the hall cupboards and hoovered them out. Yesterday I took myself off to the oven and cleaned the inside of the glass door; afterwards I dropped in on the ironing for an hour.

Not having a balcony makes you get on with things
Whew, you braved all those border controls and roadblocks! Well done! Just as well you could be confident of having had the requisite paperwork with you.
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