A closed border crossing between Switzerland and Austria, March 18, 2020. Keystone / Gian Ehrenzeller
A large-scale study by Zurich researchers shows the extent to which measures taken at the start of the pandemic in 2020 slowed the spread of the virus in the population.
This content was published on January 25, 2023 - 20:00 January 25, 2023 - 20:00 Keystone-SDA/dos
Researchers led by Tanja Stadler from the federal institute of technology ETH Zurich analysed over 11,000 sequenced coronavirus genomes for the study, published on Wednesday in the Science Translational Medicine journal.
The closure of Swiss borders to all but essential crossings (between March and May 2020) cut the numbers of imported infections by 90%, Stadler told the Keystone-SDA news agency.
This led to a successful decoupling of Switzerland's domestic Covid-19 efforts from what was happening in countries around, the study said.
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