A Swiss nightclub in the town of Lausanne has been transformed into a temporary blood donation centre during the coronavirus pandemic.
People have been able to donate blood on the dancefloor of the disused MAD nightclub - which has re-opened for the service after a ten month closure due to restrictions limiting the spread of COVID-19.
“It was almost heartbreaking to see a place like this which has existed for almost 35 years asleep for so long,” said Igor Blaska, club manager. “So of course we were proud to organise any activity that was possible.”
A number of Swiss clubs have reopened with reduced capacity and no social distancing in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Switzerland, a number of nightclubs including Weetamix (pictured), Audio Club and Supermarket have reopened their doors, with a 6PM to 12PM curfew, following the relaxation of the country's lockdown laws.
Among the parties which took place across the last weekend, DJ Luciano played two gigs in Geneva and Lausanne, where capacity was between 100 and 300 but no social distancing guidelines were in place in the venue.
Taking place earlier this month in the picturesque surrounds of Switzerland's Crans-Montana resort, the 14th edition of Caprices festival took place.
The much-loved festival hosted over 30 striking electronic artists throughout four jam-packed days of programming, with acts including Sonja Moonear, Franky Greiner, Cassy, Adriatique, Dorian Paic and Ricardo Villalobos all on the bill. Other headliners include tINI, Apollonia, Dana Ruh, Seth Troxler and Marco Carola, alongside techno don and Cocoon bossman, Sven Väth.
Polish-born, Berlin-based DJ Magda took a ride in a hot air balloon with 15 guests last week, to perform an exclusive DJ set during Caprices Festival in Switzerland.
The full set is now available to watch on playback, using mind bending 360 degree video technology, and there's also talk of an immersive virtual reality experience via the MDRNTY website.
Read our cover feature on Magda here and watch the video below.
Isle Of Dreams, the electronic music event that was scheduled to take place in three different locations next week, has just announced the cancellation of its Israel event.
The Turkey event, due to take place on August 5th — 7th, has also been postponed.
The festival in Switzerland is still expected to go ahead as planned.