Restaurants also open today. Again - with lots of rules in place. Most shops also open today. Even some museums. Groups of 5 or more cannot still gathering in public spaces. But progress has been made. I am anxious to see how it goes.
We are getting there. By June 8th - the next opening time (if all goes well) zoos and most museums and workplaces begin to open. The groups that will be allowed to gather - the number will increase (don't know what that number will be yet). We were told that there will be no gatherings of 1000 or more until well into the fall. The borders will not open for us who just want to cross "willy nilly" will not happen until the fall. The Swiss are being cautious. And they should be.
Only time will tell how this will go. In a city where almost all travel is done by public transportation - I will be anxious to see if our numbers increase with a bunch of people now released into the population at once. Switzerland has done a good job with this. They have kept strict quarantine measures in place for a very long time and truly saw the virus almost all but disappear before they even considered opening ANYTHING. They have also made very straight forward plans that have been consistent to the public. They have warned us that if things change, they will put everything back in lock down. We have had good leadership through this, which I know the US is lacking.
We shall see.