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Znüni News – Thursday November 25

Our health minister has agreed that the Covid situation in the country is becoming concerning with numbers most likely to reach 10 000 cases or more in the coming days. However he still does not feel that there needs to be measures implemented at a national level, and that it is up to each canton to react.

Which is precisely what Lucerne has done, by decreeing that as of Friday masks will become mandatory along with the Covid certificate for anyone wishing to go to the theatre, movies or even sports events such as football matches.

The Säli school did a mass testing of students on Monday and found over 50 cases of children with Covid. As a result four classes are in quarantine and all children must wear masks until at least the end of this week.

Snow is expected this weekend. The ski resorts are getting ready to open but are worried about the rising numbers of cases. To date no certificates will be required in resorts and the resort organisers are hoping that restaurants will be allowed to remain open. Fingers crossed then for a good ski season.

However Fasnacht is getting more and more complicated. For this reason the Guggemusic association has decided to cancel their usual train station concerts for the second time in a row.

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. There is an exhibition on the topic at the Matthäus Church which you can visit until December 3.

Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.