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
, will drastically shut down everyday life from the beginning of November.
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,
in the fight against the
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
- the Swedes “should” and “must” not.
This means that the northern Europeans remain
their previous line during the
, although the number of
* is also
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 pic.twitter.com/jAuZdmWqd0
- 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.
very strict recommendations were
announced for the
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.
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
, 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
extremely high number of deaths in nursing homes
during the first Corona wave in spring caused horror
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.
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