The first child died from COVID-19 in Switzerland, three weeks after the introduction of the second phase of lifting the pandemic, said Stefan Kuster, representative of the Federal Office for Public Health, on Friday.
On Friday, Swiss authorities said that 32 new cases of infection and two deaths from the virus were detected per day.
A child whose age is not indicated lived in the canton of Argau. According to a representative of the authorities, he was in contact with a sick COVID-19 from abroad.
Also, authorities in the canton of Basel reported two infected children from the same family. They are believed to have caught the virus in primary school, of which 70 people have already been quarantined.
On April 27, Switzerland began the first phase of lifting restrictions introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19. Hairdressers, beauty salons, medical and dental offices, flower shops and household goods were reopened. The second phase of easing began on May 11th. All stores opened, with a number of restrictions, restaurants and bars resumed work, the ban on entry into Switzerland from the EU countries was partially lifted.
Since May 28, the opening of churches of all faiths is allowed, groups of no more than 30 people can be gathered. The third phase will begin on June 6, mass events with the participation of less than 300 people are allowed, restrictions on visiting restaurants are removed, bars, discos, markets, spas, public pools, as well as entertainment infrastructure are opened. From June 15, Switzerland opens borders with Austria, Germany and France.