Photos of life currently in Switzerland

I have been working from home for two weeks. When you’re home that long and have limited self-discipline like I do, it’s easy to lose yourself in a fog of lethargy and confusion. So I have started talking a short walk every day, wearing a mask, avoiding crowds and not speaking to anyone.

I think social distancing measures are finally starting to work. A few days ago, the streets were still packed. Today I went out for a long walk around town, and it was nearly deserted. The only people on the streets seemed to be joggers, dog walkers, and Uber Eats delivery people. Of course, Sundays always tend to be quieter because most of the shops are closed, but still: more people are staying inside.

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Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG), the main hospital in Geneva and the largest in the country. Over 60% of its staff is frontaliers, meaning they commute across the border from France every day.
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This pharmacy restricts the number of customers inside to just 2 people. Everyone else is asked to queue outside.

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Car dealership closed.
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Sports equipment shop closed.
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This cafe managed to escape closure by offering takeout only; all of the stools inside are stacked on top of each other to prevent people from sitting down.
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Hair salon closed.
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Art gallery closed.
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Cafe closed.

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This cafe has closed indefinitely but offers tips from its window.

 

Compare this to last weekend:

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