The week in pictures: Sweden introduces social distancing measures

Sweden introduced binding regulations this week which require people to keep their distance from others in public, while shops and other businesses are expected to take measures that make this possible. Here's what that looks like in practice, along with some of the other most striking photos from the week in Sweden.

The week in pictures: Sweden introduces social distancing measures
A cashier at the Hemköp grocery store chain cleans a newly-installed protective plexiglass screen, one of several measures brought in to ensure social distancing. Photo: Ali Lorestani / TT

Photo: Henrik Montgomery / TT

Passengers spread out while waiting for commuter ferries to central Stockholm.

Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Prince Carl Philip gets a tour of Gothenburg's new field hospital — via Skype.

Photo: AP Photo/David Keyton

A SAS flight attendant on a training course to learn the skills to assist in care homes and hospitals as part of a re-training programme for temporarily laid-off employees.

Photo: Pontus Lundahl / TT

Sweden's king takes a video call with Economic Minister Ibrahim Baylan. The king and queen, who belong to the over-70 risk group, have been self-isolating. 

Photo: Fredrik Sandberg / TT

Stockholm shopping street Drottninggatan was still busy on April 1st, the day Sweden introduced new binding guidelines for the public around social distancing, requiring people to keep distance from others in public spaces.

Photo: Janerik Henriksson / TT

Ikea is one of the many stores to have introduced markers on the floor to ensure customers keep distance from each other in queues for cash tills.

Photo: Jessica Gow / TT

Taken on April 1st, this picture shows people training at an outdoor gym. It's an activity that's always popular in Sweden, but perhaps especially so after the Public Health Agency recommended exercising outdoors rather than indoors where possible.

Photo: Janerik Henriksson / TT

Chairs for journalists attending the daily coronavirus press briefing have been further spaced out this week.

Photo: Jonas Ekströmer / TT

The new field hospital built in a Stockholm conference centre was this week completed and ready to take in patients when necessary.

Photo: Fredrik Sandberg / TT

Information screens advising people to follow the advice of authorities have appeared in Stockholm, while other adverts in multiple languages asking people to wash hands regularly and thoroughly, and to stay home if you feel at all unwell, are spreading information across the country.

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