Swiss Parliament bans events with over 1000 people
The Swiss Government took unprecedented measures today to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Switzerland.
What this ban means for the many upcoming company AGM’s is still too early to tell.
For the first time in history, the federal government is taking over powers from the cantonal authorities to ban large gatherings of over 1000 persons.
The world famous Basel World, Watch & Jewellery fair has been postponed to January 2021.
At present, the virus poses only a moderate risk to the population, health officials say. However, the probability of further cases being diagnosed is increasing. Medical institutions are prepared to carry out early detection and testing of suspected cases.
Other than the large events ban the authorities have said it is not necessary at this stage to take further measures, such as closing schools. New measures would be considered if authorities had the impression that virus transmission was not under control.
The Swiss authorities have confirmed a number of new coronavirus cases, which are spreading across the country. The current risk is considered moderate at the moment but health authorities are on high alert. Medical institutions have ramped up to carry out early detection and testing of suspected cases.