The country previously fought the coronavirus epidemic with voluntary measures, but now the authorities have imposed restrictions.
In Sweden, they decided to introduce lockdown after unsuccessful quarantine recommendations to the population. This is reported by the WSJ on Monday, December 7.
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.