A nationwide ban on the sale of alcohol in bars and eating places after 10 p.m. comes into impact throughout Sweden from Friday. It”s one other measure being launched by Stockholm to curb the rising unfold of COVID-19 circumstances after gatherings have been restricted to eight individuals.

However many international locations throughout Europe, together with the UK and France, have gone a step additional and closed all bars and eating places in nationwide lockdowns.

As outbreaks usually start in crowded and poorly ventilated indoor settings, how essential are these measures in serving to to curb the unfold of the virus?

Dr Michael Head, Senior Analysis Fellow in International Well being on the College of Southampton gave Euronews an appraisal.

“The rising proof of aerosol transmission reveals the virus can keep within the air and viable for a couple of hours. The place an infection charges are excessive then preserving individuals aside with the home windows open would not be ample.”

Watch Good Morning Europe’s interview within the participant above

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