The first case of infection with the Corona virus appeared in Basel-Stadt. This is confirmed by the Basel health department. The University Hospital Basel has identified a corresponding case. It was a young woman who had returned from Milan and first continued to work in a daycare center. The disease was only diagnosed afterwards. The woman is currently in isolation, and is doing well according to the circumstances.
In addition to the first confirmed case in Basel, as of Thursday evening there was another positive test result from the University Hospital Basel for a young man residing in another canton. In both cases, however, the reference test from the Geneva laboratory is still pending. The young man was in Milan with the sick childcare worker and other people.
Children in quarantine for two weeks
Shortly before, a message from the Riehener daycare center to affected parents was circulating on Thursday evening that a case had arisen. It is the Neumatten day care center, where around 100 children are normally looked after. The letter is in the or.
The children must now be quarantined for 14 days. The health authorities have now closed the daycare for the next two weeks, the daycare center informed the parents. The canton informs them “so that they can classify the incident and so that they know what to do if their child and / or they develop symptoms,” as the canton announcement states.
Basel carnival on the kipper – info on Friday
Already on Thursday afternoon – before the announcement of the two cases that emerged – the canton held the prospect of informing about the implementation of the Basel Carnival on Friday afternoon. This will take place from next Monday, March 2nd, to Wednesday, March 4th. For Friday, the authorities in Basel also provide information on the implementation of major events such as the Chienbäse and other processions in the countryside.
The canton of Graubünden has created a reference case. Also on Thursday, the Graubünden authorities announced that they would not hold the Engadine Ski Marathon on March 8th. Around 14,000 cross-country skiers who take part in the annual sports event are affected. More than 10,000 carnival fans take part in the Basel Carnival on Monday and Wednesday alone.