Switzerland on Monday banned all public and private events in an attempt to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The country mobilized up to 8,000 members of the military after declaring COVID-19 an “exceptional” emergency.
“We will not leave you alone,” Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga said at a news conference.
The strict new measures aim to control the epidemic that has killed 14 people and sickened more than 2,200 in Switzerland.
Globally there have been over 179,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus reported.
To date over 7000 people have lost their lives to the virus.