Swiss consider tightening anti-coronavirus restrictions

Masks would have to be worn in all publicly accessible indoor areas, said the government, which is seeking a response by Wednesday evening.


Reuters | Zurich | Updated: 30-11-2021 21:03 IST | Created: 30-11-2021 21:03 IST
Swiss consider tightening anti-coronavirus restrictions
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Switzerland is considering tighter restrictions to contain the rising number of new COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant, the government said following an emergency meeting on Tuesday. The government will consult with local authorities on whether to make COVID-19 certificates -- which provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery or a negative test -- compulsory for all indoor events, removing the current exemption for meetings of up to 30 people.

Under the proposed rules, a COVID certificate would also be needed to attend private gatherings of 11 people or more, and outdoor events with 300 people or more. Masks would have to be worn in all publicly accessible indoor areas, said the government, which is seeking a response by Wednesday evening.

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