Sweden Extends Covid Restrictions After Rise in Infection Rates

Sweden is extending restrictions on movement across the country in an effort to fight the latest increase in coronavirus infection rates.

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told reporters in Stockholm on Wednesday that the measures were needed to counter the “serious” situation in which Sweden currently finds itself. “There will be a day when life returns to normal, but that will require that the infection spread drops significantly.”

Swedes were originally told that existing restrictions would be lifted on April 11. But following advice from the Public Health Agency, the government has now extended that timeline to May 3.

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