25 February 2020 – First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Switzerland

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Guidance, Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases; Significant events; First cases or deaths
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Federal Department of Home Affairs

Overview: New Coronavirus 2019-nCoV: first confirmed case in Switzerland

One person from the canton of Ticino has been confirmed as being infected with the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV. The individual is currently in hospital and has been put in an isolation unit. Their health condition is good.
Full details here: https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-78233.html

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: International – other
Evidence/Justification: First case confirmed by laboratory of reference