The current outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19 started in China, in the province of Hubei, but new infectious areas have progressively appeared outside of China. In Switzerland, the first case was detected on February 25, 2020. Since then, several cases of the COVID-19 disease have been reported throughout Switzerland and in the canton of Geneva. Today, there is a moderate risk of contamination in our country. By following a series of preventive measures implemented by the federal and cantonal health systems, each and everyone of us can contribute to limiting the risk of outspread.
According to the decision of the federal office of public health (FOPH), epidemic management policy now aims to protect the more vulnerable population groups and to preserve the health system, which must now focus in priority on the more severe cases.
People with symptoms – but who are not vulnerable and do not require medical care – are no longer systematically tested and are encouraged to stay at home.
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The cantonal state doctor warns the population against the spread of unfounded rumors circulating on social networks and on the web. The medical authorities of the canton of Geneva recommend that the population seek information only from official organizations such as those listed below.