• Sweden is moving away from its no-lockdown strategy and preparing strict new rules amid rising coronavirus cases

    2 days ago - By Business Insider

    Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images
    Sweden's health officials are set to unveil strict new coronavirus rules for local regions to impose.
    The country opted against lockdown measures in response to the first wave of the pandemic.
    However, growing case numbers in areas like the cities of Stockholm and Uppsala have prompted a rethink.
    Authorities in the worst-affected areas are set to have the power to strongly recommend people to avoid public transport, busy public places, and contact with the vulnerable and elderly.
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