Central Swiss Coronanews: “Pilatus Today” starts today ++ Home office in the hotel ++ 31 infected people in Uri ++ 2100 short-time work requests in Schwyz

The corona virus currently occupies the whole world and thus also central Switzerland. The overview of the so-called Sars-CoV-2 virus in Central Switzerland’s live ticker.


the essentials in brief

  • The federal information line: 058 463 00 00, hotline canton Lucerne 041 939 20 70 (operating times: daily 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.).
  • Neighborhood help: We have an overview of projects.
  • #hilfdimresti – the takeaway overview of central Switzerland.
  • Here you will find a list of all market traders and a list of offers from shops in the city of Lucerne.

The new Pilatus Today news portal starts earlier than planned
(lil) Due to the great demand for up-to-date information, CH Media has decided to launch the new regional news portal “Pilatus Today” a week earlier. As a result, the news editors of Radio Pilatus and Tele1 are now serving users with news and services from the region.

The news team. From left to right: Fabian Kreienbühl, Caspar van de Ven, Yanik Probst, Sophie Müller and Raffaele Keller.

Picture: PD

3:57 p.m.

Wolf shooting: vote on the unified community is postponed
(lil) The municipal vote on the formation of a unitary community would have taken place in Wolfenschiessen on May 17. It is now being postponed, the municipality announced on Wednesday. When the vote will be rescheduled is still unclear. Furthermore, the spring congregation will be postponed from May 15th to June 26th.

3:46 pm

Hotel office instead of home office in the Aparthotel Rotkreuz
(lil) Not all those who currently have to do home office have enough space or rest at home. The aparthotel in Rotkreuz wants to remedy this, as it wrote on Wednesday: temporarily it offers all of its hotel rooms as hotel offices.

Your laptop could be here.

Your laptop could be here.

Picture: PD

The hotel office offers a locked room with a private bathroom and additional high-speed WiFi and a coffee machine for a daily rent of CHF 30. Read more about the offer here.

3:25 p.m.

New figures from the canton of Uri: 31 infected
(lil) The current situation in the canton of Uri according to the cantonal management staff is as follows:

  • The number of infected people has risen to 31.
  • Three people are hospitalized.
  • Two people were healed from quarantine.

The instructions for the implementation of the federal regulation have been adjusted and can be seen here. They come into effect on Thursday. In a newsletter, the management staff provides daily information about the current situation and the measures that have been decided: subscribe to the newsletter.

3:11 p.m.

Voting in canton Schwyz postponed – new date still unknown
(rem) The vote on the elementary school law in the canton of Schwyz has been postponed indefinitely. It is open whether the second ballot of the government council elections will take place on May 17th.

3:09 p.m.

2100 short-time work requests: Canton Schwyz bundles its forces
(lil) To date, the Canton of Schwyz has received 2,100 applications for short-time work allowance. The canton has set itself the goal of ensuring that the relevant SMEs receive the approval and the subsequent billing as quickly as possible. For this purpose, all available resources were put on the processing of short-time work.

2:58 p.m.

Video message from the Obwald government council to the population
(lil) In the video message, Landammann thanks Josef Hess on behalf of the government council for their efforts to tackle the corona crisis and appeals to the population:

2:30 p.m.

No church services in corona times – instead increased pastoral care
(lil) No services, youth groups or parish events are currently taking place on the part of the Catholic Church City of Lucerne. The churches, however, are still open, as the Catholic Church announced on Wednesday. Starting next Thursday, she will participate in a nationwide declaration of solidarity and calls for candles to be put on the window every Thursday until Easter to show a sign of solidarity.

Ecclesiastical pastors are increasingly available for conversations by phone, email or video chat, the church writes. A short midday prayer is broadcast live on Facebook from the Peterskapelle every lunchtime at 12.12 p.m.

2:26 p.m.

Zugerland Verkehrsbetriebe will reduce the timetable from the end of March
(mua) The Swiss transport companies are reducing the offer of public transport by order of the SBB and PostBus and in coordination with the Federal Office of Transport. The ZVB’s reduced timetable comes into force on March 30th.

1:24 p.m.

“Drive-in” test center on Allmend is in operation
(cgl) The Corona test center on the Lucerne Allmend was put into operation on time at 1 p.m. A look shows that there are two testers in protective suits on site, four civilian guards with a mask and one policeman, also with a mask. Shortly after 1 p.m., three cars were already in the queue. More on the subject.

12:55 p.m.

The Markt Meile Sursee is canceled
(lil) The second edition of the Markt Meile Sursee, which would have been scheduled for May 23, will not take place this year. This is announced by the OK on Wednesday. The decision about the implementation of the traditional goods market of the city of Sursee, which is one of five sections of the market mile Sursee, is still being postponed.

12:39 p.m.

JSVP calls for free parking spaces in the canton of Lucerne
(lil) Because public transport no longer operates as usual, those work groups that have to work during an emergency and cannot do a home office are less able to get to their work.

In order to relieve these employees, the JSVP of the Canton of Lucerne requires that all public parking spaces are free until April 19 – the temporary end of the emergency. Since most public places are closed due to the partial lockdown, there is enough free parking space.

12:27 p.m.

Corona-related measures by the municipality of Kerns
(lil) The municipality of Kerns has taken the following additional measures: Community day ticketsthat cannot be used do not have to be paid. The Care offer The school for children of working parents is free of charge from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. School and sports facilities may be entered outside school hours in compliance with the instructions of the federal government. Kerns supports societies with a total of CHF 300,000. Further measures can be seen on the website.

11:27 a.m.

Lucerne hospitals add beds and ventilation stations
(lil) The canton of Lucerne is increasing the number of hospital beds and ventilation places due to the increasing number of corona infected people, as it informs on Wednesday morning. In which hospitals there are specific changes, read here.

Technical system in the patient room of the isolation ward in the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital.

Technical system in the patient room of the isolation ward in the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital.

Image: Patrick Hürlimann

11:19 a.m.

Nidwalden is helping the economy with 20 million
In order to help affected companies during the Corona crisis, the Nidwalden government council resorted to emergency law. Together with local banks, support loans totaling CHF 20 million are granted.

10:54 a.m.

The Winter Universiade 2021 is expected to take place
(lil) According to the organizers’ current estimates, the Winter Universiade will take place as planned from January 21 to 31, 2021. This is despite failing test events such as the FIS Super-G at the Stoos or a curling tournament in Engelberg.

Those responsible are planning different scenarios if the current assessment changes. The development of the pandemic will be observed together with the university sports associations.

10:38 a.m.

Arth community cancels its community meeting
(lil) Due to the corona situation, the Arther community meeting will be postponed from April 17, 2020. The new date is not yet known.

10:32 a.m.

Government of Lucerne informs about expansion of hospital bed capacity
The Lucerne authorities speak at 10.30 a.m. about the expansion of bed capacity at the Lucerne hospitals. The aim is to be prepared for a further increase in patients with Covid 19 diseases.

10:01 a.m.

Canton Nidwalden: vote on the revision of the tax law is postponed
(lil) The cantonal referendum on the partial revision of the tax law would have been scheduled for May 17. The Nidwalden government council has decided to postpone the vote, as the canton announced on Wednesday. At what time the vote will be rescheduled is currently unclear. The government council is guided by the further course of action by the federal government.

9:39 a.m.

Furka steam railway: season start postponed to early July
(lil) The start of the season on the Furka mountain railway, scheduled for June 13, has been postponed to July 3, according to its media office on Wednesday. The snow removal and maintenance work along the route planned for mid-May cannot take place as planned. The revision work on locomotives and wagons cannot be carried out as planned.

9:21 a.m.

Police corps warn of corona fraudsters
(lil) Criminals are currently shipping Emails and use the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) as the sender. If you open the attachments or links of the emails – which supposedly contain current numbers and information about the corona virus – the computer is infected with malware. The Central Switzerland police corps are warning of this on Wednesday.

Even before phone The fraudsters do not shy away: There they pretend to be medical personnel or authorities. They then try to get the victim to provide cash for the corona treatment. This should then be handed over to the “health personnel” who would come by later or deposited in one place. Other fraudsters seem to be interested in whether the victim may have been in contact with infected people – and casually ask questions about bank details.

Furthermore, in Fake shops Disinfectants, protective masks, fever knives or rapid corona tests are offered. Despite payment, the goods are never delivered.

How to protect yourself:

  • Suspect Mails ignore and delete. Do not open attachments or links.
  • At the phone be suspicious and never respond to monetary claims.
  • In front Online orders research the provider and reviews of the site. If there are no general terms and conditions or no imprint or if there are no information on payment terms, this indicates fraudulent offers.
  • For questions and suspicious findings: Report to the cantonal police corps.

Further information: Lucerne police (041 248 80 11), cantonal police Nidwalden (041 618 44 66), cantonal police Obwalden (041 666 65 00), cantonal police Schwyz (041 819 28 19), cantonal police Uri (041 875 28 28), Zug police (041 728 41 25).

8:52 a.m.

Central Swiss report from everyday corona life
In our series we shed light on the everyday life of people who are directly confronted with the corona virus. The newest two: Ramona Zimmermannwho employs a total of nine people in their two hairdressing salons and Eduard Lang, who at the age of 80 belongs to the risk group and still finds: “I am one of the many people who is in a privileged position despite the difficult environmental situation.”

07:30 a.m.

Second corona death in the canton of Lucerne
(spe) There is a second death in the canton of Lucerne in connection with a person suffering from the coronavirus, as the Lucerne State Chancellery announced on Wednesday morning. A 92-year-old woman from the Lucerne agglomeration has died. She suffered from previous illnesses and was hospitalized.


The latest news from Tuesday:

9:35 pm

Social service Uri Nord advises on concerns about the corona crisis
(ml) Help can be sought, for example, in the event of a financial emergency or personal difficulties. Read more about this here

8:25 pm

The head of the Zug management team says: “We know who Covid 19 patient is”
(zg) The Steinhauser Urs Marti (59) is the hub these days when it comes to coordination tasks in connection with the corona virus. You can read the interview here

7:02 p.m.

Companies that are still open in Zug should report
(beer) On the initiative of the association Pro Zug and the city, an online list is available that connects customers with the offers. Read more about this here

5:25 p.m.

The 17th Central Swiss Sports Festival in Zug has been canceled
(zfo) Around 3,000 athletes would have been expected from June 5-7, 2020 at the 17th Central Swiss Sports Festival in Zug. In view of the uncertain starting situation due to the spread of the corona virus, the organizing committee has now decided to cancel early. The committee reports this in a message.

5:10 p.m.

Students at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences are looking for solutions to the corona crisis

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