Switzerland 2020 Lugano. Living with Coronavirus

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lugano. Casa Serena is a home for elderly people. Due to the spread of the coronavirus (also called Covid-19), the Federal Council has categorised the situation in the country as “extraordinary”. It has issued a recommendation to all citizens to stay at home, especially the sick and the elderly. An old man talks to a relative by phone. They are two meters distant and a window stands between both men. The Casa Serena offers the opportunity for families which can anymore visit their parents due to the infectious disease. They can see each other, talk by phone and spend some time together. The safety sanitary measures advocate people to stand apart in order to avoid close contact and potential contamination by coronavirus. From March 16, the government ramped up its response to the widening pandemic, ordering the closure of bars, restaurants, sports facilities and cultural spaces. Only businesses providing essential goods to the population – such as grocery stores, bakeries and pharmacies – are to remain open. 5.04.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef