Some can barely believe her, others hope things will open up on her own. Germany, France, Austria and Italy are also presenting reports on the new Swiss system.
Dominic Eggenmann from BerlinAnd the Oliver Mailer from RomeAnd the Vincenzo CapodiciAnd the Simon Widmer
Good luck, Switzerland! The head of foreign policy in the Swiss “Spiegel” Matteo von Rohr put on Twitter a sarcastic and sarcastic tone used in Germany to report the Swiss decision to open the site. “Switzerland is slacking wildly as numbers increase,” writes von Rohr. “The last time laissez-faire ended in one of the largest outbreaks in Europe. Let’s see how things go this time. “
“Switzerland plays in danger,” was the headline of “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (FAZ) in its report. The headline “Switzerland dissolves in the middle of the third wave” (SZ) has similar headlines for the German news agency DPA and the ARD website. The FAZ and SZ quoted Swiss virologists who urgently warned of the move. The Munich Conclusion: “Given the contagion, this is the boldest opening move yet in Europe.”
The two main newspapers were surprised that Switzerland ignored its own standards previously set for next steps in openness. The Federal Council appears to have capitulated to the demands of the economy, the first vice president and a population seen as overworked. Surprisingly, the Swiss media rarely criticize him for this.
Praise and admiration for Swiss “courage” only came from the tabloids. Bild found in a somewhat confused text that Switzerland was trying more than Germany, had more confidence in the citizens and explained its procedures better: “What is allowed in Switzerland and what is not suitable for a beer rug!”
Dominic Ignman, Berlin
In France, most shops have closed and people’s freedom of movement has been restricted. French President Emmanuel Macron is pinning hope only on cautious opportunities Mitte Mai. Then outdoor gastronomy and some cultural sites could reopen gradually.
Several media outlets reported with amazement about the planned openings in Switzerland. A news broadcast on France 2’s largest public service dedicated the first mitigation report in Switzerland and Belgium.
A report from the French healthcare system tracks pictures of quintessential Switzerland. Hospital beds are in short supply, and the number of young patients in intensive care units is increasing. The opening steps for Switzerland are difficult to understand from the French point of view. Or at least “against the European trend,” as France Info published diplomatically on the website Writes.
TheRelaxing in Switzerland has received little attention in the Austrian media. Instead, they are dealing with the controversy over normalization in their country.An editorial committee began its work this week.Federal and state government representatives to give advice With experts on when and under what conditions the opening steps should take place. over there doctrine Principle «Outdoor or indoor».
“Freedom is at your fingertips,” Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Friday afternoon to the media. In Austria, all sectors should be allowed to open under the protection concept within a few weeks. First steps nationwide and concurrent preventive measures in tourism, gastronomy, culture and sport will likely be possible in May. During these opening steps, masks, tests, and a planned green corridor for people who have been vaccinated, tested, and recovered should play an important role.
Vorarlberg’s positive balance, where restaurants have already been open for a month – and indoors, too, gives hope. So far, there should be no injuries. When the gastronomy of Vorarlberg was inaugurated, the authorities stipulated, among other things, that only people with a current negative aura test would be allowed access.
When Switzerland opened its winter ski resorts a few months ago, Italian media sent their correspondents Across the border, Which they usually do just for the extremely horrific Zurich Street Parade, to take a look full of a strange idea. It looked as if you lived on two different planets, even though you two are neighbors: everything is locked up here, free turns in the white splendor there, chatting on the balcony, patiently lining up in front of the elevators.
Then interest in exotic Switzerland returned to sleep again. A few days ago, news anchor Sky TG sent 24 journalists to Ticino, and reported ICUs without any stress, many elderly people who did not want to be vaccinated, and about well-booked hotels because, well, the Swiss have been driving freely across their country since the beginning Pandemic, which the Italians have not been allowed to do for months.
The opening of the Federal Council despite the increasing numbers? Until now it wasn’t worth reporting to any major newspaper, not even a medium newspaper. Italy is preparing to relax its regime, at least a little, starting April 26. Although the numbers are still not good here either. In regions with a lower infection rate, there will be dark yellow areas, and a new color in the Italian traffic light system: open restaurant terraces, cultural events and outdoor sports with very limited number of visitors. So it looks like you live on the same planet for once.