The country’s former Mr. Covid-19 is not in favor of maintaining the limit to 1,000 spectators for demonstrations in Switzerland.
In an interview given to Look, Daniel Koch spoke on the limit of 1000 spectators for demonstrations in Switzerland and on the next decision of the Federal Council on this subject, expected for Wednesday. According to the country’s ex-Covid-19, “it would be wrong to stick to a policy of bans”.
For him, the ban on large-scale demonstrations was at the time “absolutely fair and important”. “But now, we have moved on and we must see what is possible”, nuance the one who currently officiates as a consultant for the Leagues and several professional clubs, including CP Berne.
“When all the leisure time is wasted, people are not well.”
Daniel Koch does not know what the Federal Council will decide, but he is “convinced” that the latter will “weigh all aspects”. According to the specialist, it is necessary to “take care to find the balance”. “Other countries are already on this path. Austria, for example, allows the Salzburg Festival, with numbered seats so people know where they are sitting. ” In this sense, traceability would be “the essential point”, “with the wearing of a mask”.
In the field of sport, the economic stakes are enormous. “In cultural and social terms too,” he rebounds. We’re not just about economics. It is also a question of leisure. When all the leisure time is wasted, people are not well. It is important to do everything to avoid a second wave. And I am convinced that if we just put in bans, we won’t get there. ”