January 6th, local time, the Swiss Federal Council held a special meeting on the prevention and control of COVID-19.
Swiss Federal Councilor and Minister of the Interior Berser then held a press conference, pointing out that the current epidemic situation in Switzerland is still serious
The number of new cases and deaths remains high, and the novel coronavirus variant strains are more infectious
Which makes epidemic prevention more difficult.
Bersse said that Switzerland will take unified epidemic prevention measures throughout the country, and the cantons shall not relax their control from the 9th local time.
The Swiss Federal Council has put forward new proposals for tightening prevention and control measures and submitted them to the cantons for consultation, and a final decision will be made on the 13th.
The Swiss Federal Committee recommended that the closure of restaurants, cultural, sports and leisure and entertainment institutions be extended for five weeks to the end of February.
At the same time, consider strengthening home-based work, closing non-essential stores, restricting the gathering of people, strengthening the protection of high-risk groups and workplace protection measures, etc., and recommend that states consider closing schools if necessary.
The Swiss federal government will also continue to study how to help enterprises tide over the difficulties caused by the epidemic.
Berser also noted that 230,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed to the states, covering about 3% of the total population.
Switzerland ordered enough vaccines to be vaccinated for all. In addition, given that it will take weeks or even months for the vaccine to work, the government calls on the public to continue to comply with epidemic prevention requirements and actively carry out virus testing.