The country previously fought the coronavirus epidemic with voluntary measures, but now the authorities have imposed restrictions.
The government made this decision due to a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, as well as an increase in the number of hospitalizations and deaths.
Now mass gatherings are prohibited in the country — it is not allowed to gather in groups of more than eight people. This led to the closure of cinemas and entertainment facilities. The government also restricted the sale of alcohol — it is forbidden to sell it after 22: 00.
Finally, in Sweden, decided to close the school.
Note that the number of deaths from COVID-19 in Sweden exceeded 7,000 people, while its closest neighbors have significantly lower numbers: in Denmark-less than 900, in Norway-less than 400, in Finland-less than 450.
Earlier, the WHO gave advice on how to protect yourself from COVID-19 during the winter holidays. People are encouraged to celebrate New year and Christmas with their families, rather than gather in large groups.