Sweden”s Prime Minister is self-isolating after an individual near him got here into contact with somebody with coronavirus.
Stefan Lofven introduced the information on social media because the nation skilled a surge in COVID-19 instances.
The nation’s loss of life toll from COVID-19 has now handed the 6,000 milestone.
“The developments are going within the fallacious route quick. Extra are contaminated. Extra die. It is a critical scenario,” he wrote.
“On the physician’s recommendation, my spouse Ulla and I’ll keep remoted in the meanwhile,” Lofven wrote. “We’re wonderful and don’t have any signs. In accordance with suggestions from well being officers, we are going to take a coronavirus check as quickly as potential.”
His announcement got here as the federal government has ramped up its coronavirus restrictions in response to rising numbers of COVID-19 instances and deaths.
Though Sweden, unusually in Europe, opted to not impose a full lockdown throughout the first wave of coronavirus, authorities have begun clamping down extra in current weeks, together with caps on how many individuals may be seated collectively at eating places and the introduction of native guidelines encouraging Swedes to make money working from home and keep away from public transport.