The Swedish Health Department has approved a government plan to increase the number of attendees for public events from 50 to 500, although a meter should be set between people and the number of seats to avoid crowds.
The epidemiologist responsible for the health emergency, Anders Tegnell, does not rule out that the restrictions could be relaxed further in the future. So far, the executive has recommended keeping a distance of at least two meters to avoid coronavirus infections.
Sweden has recorded around 84,000 cases of COVID-19, a pandemic that has resulted in 5,820 deaths in the Nordic country. Tegnell emphasized that there has been no significant increase in cases in the last few weeks: “The situation in the rest of Europe is a little different.”