SRF 'Arena' Discussion Trends On Twitter

The recent guesting of top Swiss politicians on the television show SRF "Arena" sparked heavy discussion online, making it a trending topic on Twitter.

Among the issues discussed was the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Twitter users, meanwhile, expressed opposing opinions on vaccination.

A scenic photo of a Switzerland village.

As of September 18, #SRFArena is a top trending hashtag on Twitter in Switzerland, with Swiss users airing their take on the issues discussed.

The debate comes as Swiss government imposed new COVID-19 requirements for travelers entering Switzerland. Travelers will have to provide a negative test if they have not been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.

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Health Minister Alain Berset was quoted by Reuters as saying that while infections have gone down, occupancy of intensive care units at Swiss hospitals remained high.

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COVID-19 has already claimed more than 10,000 lives in Switzerland, where 823,000 infections have been recorded.

More than half of the population has reportedly been vaccinated.

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