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Corona: Sweden is once again going a separate way - Scandinavians rely on "should" instead of "must"


Many governments across Europe are imposing a lockdown in order to counteract the corona pandemic. In Sweden, other measures are chosen.

Many governments across Europe are imposing a lockdown in order to counteract the corona pandemic.

In Sweden, other measures are chosen.

  • In Sweden, politics in the fight against the corona virus relies on its population.

  • Northern Europeans have their own ideas about how to get the pandemic under control.

  • But the reins are also being tightened in the Scandinavian country.

Stockholm - In large parts of Europe, politicians have announced



due to the latest

Corona figures






, will drastically shut down everyday life from the beginning of November.

On Thursday,

Chancellor Angela Merkel * made




in the Bundestag

and announced a partial lockdown that will come into force on November 2nd.

While in the Federal Republic the measures have to be implemented by the citizens,

Sweden is

once again



special route

in the fight against the

corona virus



Corona: Sweden relies on "should" instead of "must"

The Scandinavian country relies on common sense and the constructive

cooperation of the Swedish people


The government made



waived restrictions

- the Swedes “should” and “must” not.

This means that the northern Europeans remain

true to

their previous line during the

corona pandemic

, although the number of

new infections

* is also

increasing sharply

in Sweden


In the region around


, a city with a high student population, and in


, the numbers were particularly high.

In addition, the

capital Stockholm had

more and more corona sufferers.

# Sweden update 10/30

3,188 new # COVID19 infections and 4 deaths.

The 7-day average rises to 1,986 cases / day.

The first hospitals are closing departments again in order to be able to care for the higher number of # COVID19 patients. # COVID19de # COVID19at

- Alex Kirchmaier 🇦🇹🇸🇪 #FactsSuperspreader (@newventureman) October 30, 2020

Sweden: Stricter Corona recommendations than before

Even if a liberal path was taken in Sweden, due to the worrying development of the past few weeks,




decided to take

a tougher pace here too.

For example,

very strict recommendations were

announced for the

corona hotspots

Uppsala, Skåne and the Stockholm region


And these are quite similar to the “lockdown light” in Germany.

In Skåne, for example, all residents should



using public transport

and stay away from shopping centers, shops, fitness studios and other public places as far as possible - until November 17th.

Also are

group gatherings

and common sporting activities



Only purchases, visits to the doctor or sports for children born in 2005 or younger are permitted.

In the student city of Uppsala as well as in Stockholm, Västra Götaland and Östergötland there should be comparable guidelines.

Video: Corona infection numbers for Europe on Friday, October 30th, 2020


chief epidemologist Anders Tegnell

warned his compatriots before the coming weeks: "This is a

hard autumn

, and it will

probably get worse

before it's over." He is still critical of tougher measures.

"Lockdowns are not a long-term solution," said Tegnell in an interview with

Zeit Online


However, the

extremely high number of deaths in nursing homes

during the first Corona wave in spring caused horror

in Sweden


In total, almost 6,000 people have died of Covid-19 in the country so far.

Sweden: According to surveys, citizens adhere to Corona recommendations

It remains to be seen whether the Swedish government and state epidemiologist Tegnell will ultimately succeed with its strategy of relying on recommendations instead of bans.

Survey results, however, suggest that Swedes are disciplined.

According to a survey by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, 80 percent of Swedish citizens changed their behavior and implemented contact restrictions and hygiene measures during the corona pandemic.

(kh) * is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2020-10-30

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