Switzerland halts all major events amid coronavirus fears

A festival goer waves during the concert of Icelandic blues/rock band Kaleo atthe 43rd Paleo music festival on July 17, 2018 in Nyon, western Switzerland. (AFP)

The Swiss government on Friday said it was suspending all events in the country involving more than 1,000 participants until March 15 in a bid to stop new coronavirus contagion.

“Large-scale events involving more than 1,000 people are to be banned. The ban comes into immediate effect and will apply at least until 15 March,” the government said in a statement after the country registered its ninth case.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:06 - GMT 11:06