Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

Swedes Told to Avoid Shops, Museums After Record Covid Cases (1)

Oct. 29, 2020, 4:51 PM

Swedes living in their country’s capital have been told to avoid shops, restaurants and museums to fight back the spread of Covid-19, as a record spike in cases threatens to overwhelm the health-care system.

“We are entering the part of the curve with very high contagion levels and may potentially reach the limits of what the health-care system and what society can handle,” Anders Tegnell, Sweden’s state epidemiologist and the architect of the country’s Covid strategy, said at a briefing in Stockholm on Thursday.

Sweden has so far avoided a lockdown, based on Tegnell’s theory that people have to ...