Swiss coronavirus death toll tops 1,000 as government eases curbs

The Swiss death toll from the novel coronavirus has reached 1,017 people, the country's public health agency said on Thursday, rising from 973 on Wednesday.
The number of people showing positive tests for the disease increased to 26,732 from 26,336, it said. The government said measures to curb spread of the pandemic were working and announced its timetable for easing restrictions from April 27.