The Swedish government has tightened Corona measures now that a record number of infections have been recorded there. From Wednesday, cafes and restaurants must close from 11 p.m. In addition, only eight people are allowed to sit together at a table.
At a press conference on Monday, Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson said people should also work from home as much as possible. The government also limits the number of people allowed to attend public events or private parties in coffee shops. In addition, adults should limit their close contacts indoors. Finally, the existing procedures will also be extended.
The logic goes to stress to reduce the pressure on health care. Anderson stressed that all measures are temporary. It will likely be needed until mid-February to allow the growing number of infections to decline, but it will be reviewed every two weeks, the health authority reports.
At the beginning of the Corona crisis, Sweden chose its own path without any measures to control the virus. As a result, the country has had to struggle with very high Corona numbers for a long time compared to other Scandinavian countries. However, in recent months Sweden has seen a low number of infections, but the Omicron variant has also not been avoided.
On Wednesday, the country, with a population of more than 10 million, recorded nearly 24,000 daily infections. This is significantly more than the previous record of 11,376 cases in December 2020.
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