Sweden seems to be altering course on its technique to cease the unfold of COVID-19 after beforehand favouring lighter measures in comparison with the remainder of Europe.
New infections and hospital admissions have surged throughout the nation because it fights a second wave of the virus.
Officers had hoped their strategy with no nationwide lockdown would mitigate the rise however Sweden is now reporting 166,707 circumstances and 6,082 deaths because the begin of the pandemic.
After on Thursday rolling out native coronavirus measures in 4 areas, a complete of 17 of Sweden’s 21 areas are presently topic to stricter measures, issued by the Public Well being Company.
Pior to this, Sweden launched new measures final Tuesday, limiting capability in eating places and cafes however has to this point opted to not impose nationwide lockdown restrictions.
A nationwide ban on alcohol after 10 pm in eating places, bars and nightclubs is among the many new measures being introduced in to curb coronavirus unfold.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says the restriction is being launched to assist ease the burden on the nation’s well being care system and intensive care wards.
This week, the Swedish capital, Stockholm, reintroduced a ban on individuals visiting their family members in aged care properties.
Nevertheless, for now, authorities aren’t contemplating recommending Swedes put on face masks, in accordance with Euronews reporter Per Bergfors Nyberg.
He says Swedish well being officers consider making masks necessary will give individuals a “false sense of safety” and will make issues worse.
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