On November 3, local time, the Swiss Federal Ministry of Public Health held a press conference.
Virgeny Masiri, head of the infection control department of the Swiss Federal Ministry of Public Health, said that the Swiss pandemic curve has flattened slightly and the growth of new cases has slowed slightly.
But the pandemic situation across Europe is still worrying. At present, the Swiss intensive care unit has 27% of the capacity space, and 3,200 people have received intensive care treatment, of which 45% are patients with Coronavirus pandemic.
If the number of new cases continues to increase with the previous trend, the intensive care unit in Switzerland will be saturated within five days, and some cantons have reached the limit, but the hospitals equipped with ventilators are sufficient.
Switzerland launched a new round of pandemic prevention measures last week, including closing domestic nightclubs and dance halls and other entertainment venues, restaurants and bars from 23:00 to 6:00 the next day, banning large-scale events with more than 50 people, and expanding the scope of wearing masks.
On this basis, the cantons of Jura, Geneva, Neuchâtel and Fribourg have tightened restrictions and closed restaurants, bars, cinemas, gyms and other places.