A further 547 people tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total to 22,789 cases, the Swiss Federal Office for Health said Wednesday.

The country has also recorded 705 coronavirus-related deaths, and the incidence rate is 266 per 100.000 inhabitants, the office said.

Public and private events are banned in Switzerland until April 19, and the country has moved to restrict non-essential travel.

Only Swiss residents and citizens — and those of neighboring Liechtenstein — or people traveling for work-related or emergency reasons, are permitted to enter the country.