Switzerland has started to ease coronavirus measures six weeks after it imposed severe restrictions on public life.
The Swiss Federal Council announced a three-stage plan aimed at easing the country’s lockdown.
- Hairdressers, cosmetics or nail studios, DIY stores, garden centers and flower shops are allowed to reopen.
- Doctors and physiotherapists are also allowed to reopen their practices for non-urgent appointments.
- Hospitals are permitted to perform medical procedures that were postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
- Shops and businesses must abide by stricter hygiene regulations and ensure that customers keep the required social distance.
Swiss federal authorities said that wearing face coverings is not mandatory, however 1 million masks will be provided daily for two weeks from today to retailers.
- More shops and primary schools are set to reopen within another two weeks, starting May 11.
- Vocational and higher education establishments as well as libraries, zoos and museums are set to open from June 8, providing that the number of Covid-19 infections does not rise significantly.
Switzerland has reported a total of 29,061 coronavirus cases and 1,337 deaths, according to the country’s Federal Office for Public Health.
Source: CNN News