The Swiss government has begun to reduce restrictions because of the coronavirus which now allows grandparents to hug their grandchildren under the age of 10.
“Children do not transmit the virus, or if they are infected they are infected by their parents,” said Daniel Kock, head of the infectious disease unit at the Federal Department of Public Health.
He added that there was no danger for grandparents in hugging their children and also highlighted the importance of contact.
According to CNN, a spokesman for the Swiss government said: “Visits are permitted and even benefit the mental well-being of grandparents.”
Meanwhile, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove from the World Health Organization’s technical leader for the coronavirus response said: “I’m sure many grandparents around the world are eager to embrace their children and grandchildren.”
However, DIY shops, beauty salons and physiotherapy practices have begun to reopen when Switzerland seeks to ease lockout restrictions.
Coronavirus positive cases are approaching 30,000 in Switzerland, and the number of reported deaths has increased to 1,737.
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