International Men's Club of Zug

CoVid-19 / SARS-2

2020-08-03 12:10 | Roger Brooks (Administrator)

Now that the Swiss federal government has relaxed the regulations regarding CoViD/Sars 2, we have resumed normal Stammtisch meetings.  Please note, however, that the federal government has ordered the wearing of face masks in public transportation as of Monday, July 6th, and there is pressure to require face masks in all public venues.  Please note that restrictions also apply to those arriving from other countries.  Details can be found in this brochurePlease consult our calendar for the latest information on club activities.  To prevent unauthorized access to virtual meetings, you may have to log in to see some of them.

The Canton of Zug has has tightened up regulations since the recent wave of infections among patrons of bars and clubs.  Effective Monday, July 13th, no more than 100 persons may be present at once, and no more than 30 to a room.  Please see this bulletin for details.  Zug has also established central coordination for those needing help owing to the pandemic.  For further information, please see this brochure or this article in Zug4You.  The Fachstelle Migration Zug (FMZ) also has a list of sources of information about the Swiss federal government's measures against CoViD-19.  Here is the latest information from Zug's Department of Economic Affairs (Volkswirtschaftsdirektion).

For the latest news and authoritative information on CoViD-19, please consult the websites of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO)COVID-19 Information for Switzerland has excellent visualizations of the latest available data for Switzerland.  A good source of visualizations of international data is Our World in Data.

Many misconceptions about the virus and measures against it are in circulation.  Please refer to the WHO Myth-Busters page and the Wikipedia page, "Misinformation related to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic" for details.  The independent British fact-checker is also a good source of verified information about CoViD-19 / SARS-CoV2.  Their website includes some good tips for assessing the veracity of information yourself.

Those who would like to know more about the available diagnostic technology may find this IEEE article interesting.  A major manufacturer of the mentioned PCR diagnostic equipment is right here in Canton Zug: Roche Diagnostics in Rotkreuz.  Roche also expects to have quicker and less expensive antibody tests available by the beginning of May.

International Men's Club of Zug (IMCZ)

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