Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced on Wednesday that the restriction measures imposed by the coronavirus pandemic will be extended to June 1 due to the number of cases.
Despite the fact that infections are declining at the national level, the number remains high. The authorities originally planned to lift some of the measures on May 17th.
Sweden has gone its own way in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and has attracted international attention. The Scandinavians have chosen to restrict the public life of the population less severely than most other countries. They mainly use recommendations and appeal to the common sense of the population.
However, in the last year some measures were introduced such as: B. the limitation of the capacity and the maximum number of people in each group. As of June 1, the government issued a statement announcing that changes would be made to these measures.
In some cases, e.g. B. at soccer games, up to 500 people can participate. In addition, restaurants, pubs and cafes can be open until 10:30 p.m., two hours later than now.
Sweden has an incidence rate of around 559 cases per 100,000 population, slightly higher than that of other countries such as Germany with 274 cases per 100,000 population.