While in Austria there is a quarrel with a step-by-step opening from January 25th, in Switzerland they are resolutely shifting into reverse gear and tightening the corona measures significantly: From Monday, all shops that do not sell everyday goods will be closed. In addition, employers must arrange to work from home wherever possible.
At the same time, the government extended the existing measures by five weeks. This means that restaurants, cultural establishments, sports facilities and leisure facilities will remain closed until the end of February. Parmelin warned: “This suffering sometimes also leads to anger, it is human. But we have to keep a cool head now.” Schools and ski areas remain largely open.