Switzerland fast-tracks emergency aid for small businesses weathering COVID-19

A sign is pictured at the stand at "Le Domaine des Biolettes" farm, a supplier of, an online shop for home delivery of regional and organic products, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Ballens, Switzerland, March 19, 2020. Picture taken March 19, 2020. The sign reads : You will be served, do not touch the products". REUTERS/Denis Balibouse - RC2ONF9WD1RE

Switzerland is offering fast access to credit and emergency loans to small businesses. Image: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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