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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lugano. View on Monte San salvatore. A police line forbids the access to the sidewalk closed to lake shore because of coronavirus (also called Covid-19). Due to the spread of the coronavirus , 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. 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. Lake Lugano (also called Ceresio) is a glacial lake which is situated on the border between southern Switzerland and Northern Italy. 9.04.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef