Sweden introduced strict corona measures on Friday to include the flare-up of the virus. A day earlier, King Carl XVI Gustaf criticized the coverage: the 74-year-old monarch acknowledged that the nation had failed with the looser corona method primarily based on the comparatively giant dying toll.
The Scandinavian nation has practically eight thousand corona deaths. That’s rather more than the encompassing international locations similar to Denmark, Norway and Finland have collectively.
Noteworthy is the brand new pressing recommendation to put on mouth masks in public transport: it’s the first time that Sweden will advocate sporting a mouth masks. Moreover, all non-essential public work areas should shut and there can be an alcohol ban from 8 p.m.
In eating places, persons are solely allowed to satisfy in teams of 4, as a substitute of eight. Solely a sure variety of folks could also be inside at a time in outlets and buying facilities. The varsity vacation for highschool college students can be prolonged till January 24.
The brand new measures will take impact on December 24. In response to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, “it’s not attainable to return to regular each day life”. He labels the pandemic as “a matter of life and dying”.
Sweden used a comparatively free corona method for months. Not like in nearly all different international locations, the catering trade remained open and an enchantment was made to the duty of the inhabitants themselves.