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'Brave but risky': Swiss papers react to Covid-19 easing plan

(MENAFN - Swissinfo) The Swiss media have reacted with surprise, relief and concern following yesterday's government decision to further relax Covid restrictions despite the country falling short on pre-determined benchmarks.

This content was published on April 15, 2021 - 11:12 April 15, 2021 - 11:12 Keystone-SDA/SRF/gw

The step taken by the Federal Council (executive body) to re-open restaurant terraces and cinemas was 'above all political', according to the Tribune de Genève. This sentiment was echoed by the daily Tages-Anzeiger, which called yesterday's announcement 'symbolic politics'.

For La Liberté, the surprise decision was in keeping with the 'Swiss order of things' of taking the middle road. Health Minister Alain Berset was trying to slalom between widely divergent opinions, it added.


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