Swiss referendum backed Covid-19 law / Article

More than 60% of the referendum voted in favor, and preliminary results show that the lifting of certain restrictions will now be rejected, especially for the Covid-19 certificate.

After weeks of public debate and protests, the public has agreed to restrictive measures and wants epidemiological safeguards in place in the country, as well as a certificate of vaccination or illness when visiting public places.

The referendum was prompted by the opposition, which calls the requirements of the Covid-19 certificate an unnecessary restriction of liberty and discrimination.

Proponents of the law, on the other hand, insist that they avoid companies closing down in the event of a new wave of pandemics and reduce pressure on the health care system, and that a certificate is also required to travel abroad.

The vote comes at a time when morbidity rates are rising in Switzerland, as elsewhere in Europe.

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