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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lugano. A man and a woman, both young people, ride electric bicycles and wear a mask on their faces to protect themselves from the Coronavirus (also called Covid-19). They are enjoying their ride on a Sunday afternoon. Due to the spread of the coronavirus (also called Covid-19), the Federal Council has categorised the situation in the country as “extraordinary”. It has issued a recommendation to all citizens to stay at home, especially the sick and the elderly. From March 16 the government ramped up its response to the widening pandemic, ordering the closure of bars, restaurants, sports facilities and cultural spaces. Only businesses providing essential goods to the population – such as grocery stores, bakeries and pharmacies – are to remain open. 19.04.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef