Ticino extends coronavirus lockdown until September

Ticino extends coronavirus lockdown until September
The southern Swiss canton of Ticino has extended its lockdown until the 7th of September.

The lockdown restrictions, initially imposed in July, have again been extended in order to counteract the renewed threat of coronavirus. 

The Ticino government council announced on Wednesday that the measures were working and warranted extension, with new infection rates rising across Switzerland. 

All hospitality employees who come into contact with customers have been required to wear masks in Ticino since mid-July. 

READ: What's the difference between Switzerland's two lists of high-risk Covid-19 countries? 

All restaurant guests are required to leave their contact details, while the capacities of bars and restaurants are capped at 100 people. 

Public meetings cannot exceed 30 people. 

Anyone experiencing symptoms is required to call 0800 144 144 ahead of attempting to see a doctor. 

Ticino has been one of the hardest hit cantons by the virus on a per capita basis, particularly in the early stages of the pandemic. 

Almost 3,500 people have been infected with the virus, along with a death toll of 350. 


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