A total of 658 new Covid-19 infections reported in the past seven days – rts.ch

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The president of the apex of the cantonal doctors Rudolf Hauri demanded in the Sunday press controls in all the planes and buses returning from countries considered to be at risk.

Anyone who returns to Switzerland from a country at risk for coronavirus is expected to report to the cantonal authorities and place themselves in quarantine. Investigations by the NZZ am Sonntag show, however, that less than half of the passengers concerned comply with these rules.

The Federal Office of Public Health announced on Friday that it would carry out sporadic checks on flights and buses arriving in Switzerland. Passenger lists will be checked on 20 to 30 flights per week. But in practice, the controls are not always so easy to apply.

>> See the topic of 7:30 p.m. on controls:

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Health authorities must monitor quarantined people. An overview at the heart of the Covid cell in Geneva / 7:30 p.m. / 1 ​​min. / yesterday at 7:30 p.m.

In this context, the work of the tracing team becomes more and more important and the teams had to be reinforced in the different cantons.

In Geneva, for example, almost 500 people have been followed since their return, a figure that has been constantly increasing since July 6. Suddenly, the team made up of police officers, nurses and doctors is constantly on deck.

>> Also listen to the explanations of Laurent Kaufmann, assistant to the cantonal doctor from Neuchâtel, in Forum:

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Tracing Covid-19 cases represents a real challenge for health authorities (video) [RTS]
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Tracing Covid-19 cases represents a real challenge for health authorities (video) / Forum (video) / 5 min. / yesterday at 6:19 pm

>> Read also: One in two travelers returning from countries at risk is not in quarantine

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