No mask required: Switzerland to relax COVID-19 constrains next week

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Switzerland will relax COVID-19 constrains next week

Swiss government announced today that it will be relaxing its COVID-19 restrictions starting next week. The rules on keeping distance and washing hands will remain as the best protective measures, but not obligation to wear protective masks will be imposed on the citizens.

However, some areas may need masks, with one million masks a day being supplied to retailers for two weeks, according to the government. It repeated its guidance for residents to stay home to prevent the spread of the disease, which has killed 1,217 people there so far, Reuters reported.

The country is due to start relaxing restrictions on April 27, with the reopening of hairdressers and beauty salons.

The southern canton of Ticino has been allowed to extend tighter curbs on business until May 3. The canton bordering Italy has been one of the worst-hit regions, with a fifth of the country’s death toll and 11 percent of its cases.