Statement on today’s decision by the Federal Council

16/03/2020 (20:05)
Press release

Today, the Federal Council declared an exceptional situation and introduced more stringent measures. The Government of the Canton of Basel-Stadt welcomes this decision and will implement the measures. The situation in the Canton of Basel-Stadt is also very serious. The Government joins the Federal Council in urgently calling upon the population: To avoid all unnecessary contact. To keep a distance from people and to follow hygiene measures. Older people and people whose health is compromised, in particular, are asked to stay at home. A joint effort where everybody acts in solidarity and takes responsibility for themselves is the only way to overcome this crisis.