Swedish Health Agency Wants Restriction Easing Postponed to May

Sweden’s health agency says the easing of Covid-19 restrictions should be pushed back to May 3 given infection rates are rising across most of the country.

“The spread of Covid-19 is increasing with an increased burden on health-care as a result,” the agency said in a statement.

Amendments to the restrictions were originally meant to come into force on April 11. Currently bars and restaurants in Sweden can’t serve alcohol after 8 p.m. and gatherings of more than eight people are not permitted.

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