owners of restaurants and stores in Geneva prepared to close in line with the new measures to combat Covid-19 on Monday, which bypass the more lenient Swiss rules elsewhere, as the main hospital in the city overcrowded and began preparing to transport patients by air to other less crowded provinces.

The Swiss Federal Government took a different course from its neighbors, France and Germany, to confront the high number of injured, in an effort to avoid imposing a strict lockdown, cognizant of the economic effects caused by the strict measures in the spring.