Coronavirus in Sweden. Restrictions – Magdalena Andersson Prime Minister of Sweden on the changes

Sweden is tightening restrictions due to the growing number of coronavirus infections. From Wednesday, restaurants will have to close earlier and guests will not be able to sit in groups of more than eight people. The government also recommends switching to remote work where possible.

The Prime Minister of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson, announced during Monday’s press conference that the situation requires measures to reduce the burden on the healthcare system. In Sweden, a country with 10 million people, a record number of 60,000 was detected last week. cases of new infections. The Reuters agency noted that this was due to the spread of the omicron variant.

– The situation has worsened, no doubt. The level of infection in Sweden is at a historically high level, said Andersson.

The Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson PAP / EPA / MARKO SAAVALA


Coronavirus in Sweden

From Wednesday, up to eight people will be able to sit at the tables at the tables. The premises will have to close by 23, and guests will only be seated.

In addition, the limit of public gatherings will be limited to 50 people. More people are required to present certificates of vaccination for COVID-19. Mass cultural and sports events for more than 500 participants will be forbidden.

For private meetings in rented premises, the guest limit will be reduced from 50 to 20.

The government recommended, inter alia, remote work and wearing masks in public transport. Higher education institutions have been obliged to introduce part of online learning.

The new restrictions are to be assessed after two weeks. As Reuters noted, they are expected to last at least four weeks.

Increase in the number of cases of the disease

According to the Public Health Office in Sweden, the more contagious variant of the coronavirus – omicron – is already dominant since the beginning of January. Wednesday saw the highest number of COVID-19 cases in 24 hours since the start of the pandemic, 23,887.

According to the statistics of the National Council of Health and Welfare, the number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals increased sharply in the first week of January, from 255 to 940. – The situation is very tense as we also treat patients suffering from flu and RS virus infections. We are also struggling with the shortage of staff, which is on leave, indicated the head of this institution, Oliwia Wigzell.

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