Sweden has no plans to introduce Covid-19 restrictions this winter

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Sweden has no plans to introduce Covid-19 restrictions this winter
Health Minister Jakob Forssmed. File photo. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Sweden's government is not planning on bringing in new Covid-19 restrictions or recommendations, despite the spread of infection increasing, according to health minister Jakob Forssmed.


In an interview with public broadcaster Sveriges Radio, health minister Jakob Forssmed said that the government was "prepared if the situation becomes worse than what we're currently seeing".

"However, we've made the assessment that the illness is no longer a danger to society. The pandemic is still here, but we're in a new phase," he told the radio.

There are no plans to introduce large-scale testing either, Forssmed said, adding that following the spread of infection in other ways, such as testing waste water, is currently sufficient.


"It might be necessary at some point to scale up to large-scale testing. But it's also very expensive and requires a lot of resources, and the assessment now is that it can be tracked in other ways," he said.


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