Bern discontinues test program for companies

Ladina Triaca and Gianna Blum

The fourth wave threatens to break into Switzerland with full force. One month after the number of infections skyrocketed, more and more people end up in the hospital. St.Gallen is therefore already examining the extension of the certificate requirement to hospitals and restaurants. “I cannot answer that the intensive care units overflow,” says health director Bruno Damann (64).

The canton of Bern is different. At the very moment when the epidemiological situation comes to a head, the authorities are shutting down the corona program. In an email that Blick had, they informed the companies on Friday that the canton would stop operational testing at the end of August.