Sunday, April 14

Switzerland

Seven People Convicted of Attempted Murder in Switzerland
Europe, News, Switzerland

Seven People Convicted of Attempted Murder in Switzerland

Seven people were sentenced Friday to prison terms ranging from 10 months to 13 years for attempted murder in Bilten, Switzerland, in 2018. It appears that it was a retaliatory act.   One of the suspects is from Belgium. Four of the defendants will not be allowed to stay in the country for the next 15 years, and a fifth will not be allowed to enter Switzerland for the next five years. In October 2018, a young man in Bilten, in the northeast of the country, was assaulted and beaten by two suspects. The victim survived the blows through prompt medical attention. However, the two aggressors have been sentenced to 10.5 years and 13 years in prison for attempted murder. According to the court, they acted on the orders of two other defendants and each collected 10,000 Swiss francs (9,60...
Switzerland Wants Everyone to be Able to Vaccinate From Summer Onwards
Europe, News, Switzerland

Switzerland Wants Everyone to be Able to Vaccinate From Summer Onwards

Switzerland wants to offer anyone who wants to be vaccinated against the coronavirus an injection by the summer, a government official said Tuesday.   The Alpenland has already approved the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine for use and expects to do the same shortly for Moderna's corona drug, of which it has ordered 7.5 million doses. Switzerland expects to have 500,000 doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine in its house by January. Provided the Swiss medicine watchdog also approves Moderna's vaccine, the government expects to have one million vaccines on hand by February. Authorities announced earlier that 28 cases have been identified of the new more contagious variant of the coronavirus that was first reported in Britain.