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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Viganello. A Swiss flag flutters in the wind on a building's balcony. A lonely man walks back home. Sharp cactus' leaves. 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. Viganello is a quarter of Lugano. The flag of Switzerland displays a white cross in the centre of a square red field. The white cross is known as the Swiss cross. 18.04.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef