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Switzerland

Federal republic in Central Europe

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it will not sanction Novartis over alleged data manipulation involving the Swiss drugmaker's gene therapy..
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The peak of Switzerland's coronavirus epidemic could stretch into later this spring or summer, the head of the Swiss government's communicable diseases division..
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The Swiss death toll from the coronavirus epidemic has risen to 373, the country's public health agency said on Tuesday, from 295 people on Monday.
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Army helicopters on Monday transported coronavirus patients fighting for their lives from eastern France to hospitals in Germany and Switzerland as the country..
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Switzerland may have to expand its emergency fund for companies hit by coronavirus disruption, a government official said on Monday, after banks loaned out 6.6..
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The Swiss death toll from coronavirus has reached 295 people, the country's public health bureau said on Monday, rising from 257 people on Sunday.
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The Swiss death toll from coronavirus has reached 257, the country's public health agency said on Sunday, up from 235 people the previous day.
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Switzerland's death toll from the new coronavirus has increased to 235 people from 197 on Friday, the health ministry said on Saturday, with the number of cases..
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The country's severe coronavirus crisis is highlighted by its most famous peak, the Matterhorn.
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A 95-year-old Swiss woman was back home and online with her 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchidren on Friday after recovering from a week in intensive care..
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Switzerland has begun tapping its strategic stockpile of pharmaceuticals to cover rising demand caused by the coronavirus epidemic, the government said on Friday..
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The Swiss death toll from the coronavirus hit 197 people on Friday, the health ministry said, up from 161 on Thursday, as the country makes drugs including..
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Switzerland's federal government has given regional authorities the authority to shut down or restrict sectors of the economy temporarily if needed to fight the..
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The Swiss death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 197 people, the country's public health agency said on Friday, rising from 161 people on Thursday.
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Switzerland's confirmed coronavirus infections jumped to more than 10,000 cases on Thursday, as health officials warned it was too early to lift restrictions on..
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Switzerland has asked state-controlled Swisscom for day-old mobile phone data to help judge whether measures to restrict people's movements and slow the..
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Switzerland has 10,714 confirmed coronavirus infections and 161 people have died of the disease, the Federal Office of Public Health said on Thursday.
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The Swiss government on Wednesday said it was expanding its border controls to include all countries in the Schengen open border zone to help protect people from..
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Switzerland has nearly 9,000 confirmed coronavirus infections and 90 deaths from the disease, the Federal Office of Public Health said on Tuesday, adding it was..
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Switzerland's top sports body on Monday joined the calls for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be postponed, saying it had written to the International Olympic..
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