COVID-19: Switzerland to shut restaurants, urges people to stay home

COVID-19: Switzerland to shut restaurants, urges people to stay home

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-12-18 23:00

ZURICH: The Swiss government ordered all restaurants, sports and recreation centres closed for a month from Tuesday (Dec 22) and urged people to stay home to curb stubbornly high coronavirus infection rates that prompted calls from scientists and medical professionals for tighter measures.

Confirmed cases in Switzerland and neighbouring Liechtenstein have surpassed 400,000 and the death toll has topped 6,000 as the Cabinet on Friday backed away from its "middle path" that had aimed to avoid a second business-crippling lockdown.

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