Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Switzerland says a third of population has had coronavirus: NZZ

The Swiss government estimates that about one-third of the population has been infected with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

At the end of 2020, government scientists found antibodies in about 20% of those tested and now believe that another 10% have been infected, newspaper NZZ am Sonntag reported.

Visit our dedicated coronavirus site here for all the latest updates.

“Conservatively calculated, around a third of the population has been infected since the beginning of the pandemic, said Federal Office of Public Health spokeswoman, Simone Buchmann.

Of the 2.8 million people thought to have already contracted the virus, many are unaware as they showed no symptoms. Only about 650,000 people in the Alpine nation have received positive Covid tests during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the first case of the variant that is driving a deadly outbreak in India was identified in Switzerland, NZZ reported. The person was in the northwestern canton of Solothurn and tested positive at the end of March. They were quarantined and did not infect others, NZZ reported.

Next articles

Indian COVID-19 variant found in Switzerland: Health authority

Switzerland warns people not to storm pharmacies over free COVID-19 self-tests

Thousands protest COVID-19 restrictions in Switzerland



You May Also Like


Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut a regal, but solitary figure: still the monarch, but now...


Germany’s vaccine commission, known as STIKO, recommended on Thursday that people under 60-years old who have had a first shot of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine...


United Arab Emirates power producer Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. (TAQA) announced on Wednesday plans to increase its renewable energyassets, in a shift away...


Activists opposed to Myanmar’s junta called on Monday for people to stop paying electricity bills and agricultural loans, and keep their children away from...