Citizens in Switzerland cast their final vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage in the country. Recent polls showed a solid backing. Civil unions have been legal since 2007.
Swiss citizens head to the polls to decide on two popular initiatives and three facultative referendums regarding a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, police measures to combat terrorism, the existing carbon tax policy, and a potential nationwide ban on the use of synthetic pesticides.
The United States Department of the Treasury formally labels Switzerland and Vietnam as currency manipulators, accusing them of intervening to limit the rise of their currencies against the U.S. dollar. Switzerland rejects the label.
Switzerland's Federal Office of Public Health reports a record of 8,616 new infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 135,658. In addition, in the last two weeks, the positivity rate has risen from 14% to 32%, higher than the peak of 26% during the first wave.
David W. Goodall, an Australian scientist aged 104, announces his intention to travel assisted by Exit International to Switzerland to end his own life. Goodall is not terminally ill but says his quality of life has deteriorated with age.
Twelve Portuguese nationals, who were residents of Fribourg, Switzerland, are killed in a head-on collision between their minibus and a truck, on a highway 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of Paris, France. The only survivor from the bus is the driver; the two Italian occupants of the truck are slightly injured.