Zug, 12.08.2020

Belgium puts Zug on the ‘orange’ Corona list

Belgium is now warning its citizens against travelling to the cantons of Graubünden, Schaffhausen and Zug. The warning level ‘Orange’ now applies for these cantons - and thereby increased vigilance. Geneva remains on the red list.

Increased vigilance and quarantine and a corona test on return is recommended for traveller to countries or regions on the orange list, which can be found on the official website of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to a report in "Blick Online" on Monday evening.

The authorities in Brussels placed the cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Valais in western Switzerland on their red list at the beginning of August, and banned non-compulsory stays in the Lake Geneva region. Following interventions by Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis, Brussels has removed the cantons of Vaud and Valais from the list. Geneva remains on the red list.

The canton of Ticino was already on the orange list in July.

The mask requirement applies in all city centres In Belgium, such as here on a shopping street in Brussels.

According to official figures, there are 302 confirmed cases of infections in the canton of Zug. One person is currently in hospital care and nine deaths related to Covid-19 have been recorded so far.

According to the official figures of the canton Graubünden, there are currently a total of 940 confirmed Corona cases there. 51 people are in quarantine and 19 are in isolation. The canton has reported 50 deaths related to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

There are currently 137 positively tested people in the canton of Schaffhausen. 7 people are in hospital care (isolation) and 2 are in intensive care. The number of deceased so far is 7.