New restrictions will be introduced in Sweden as of December 23 to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. This was announced at a press conference by the country’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.
She noted that a new strain of the coronavirus, Omicron, is spreading rapidly in Sweden. Despite the fact that more than 80 percent of the country’s population has been vaccinated, the increase in the incidence of COVID-19 is very high. More than 12,700 people become ill per day, a record high in the entire pandemic. According to Swedish health services, the country’s worst-case scenario assumes a daily incidence of 15,000 cases by mid-January.
Since tomorrow it is recommended to the Swedes to go on a remote work mode, impose strict restrictions on the operation of bars and restaurants, at private events can be present no more than 50 people.
In addition, the country from December 8, introduced a mandatory wearing of masks on public transport, reduced the opening hours of catering.