September 19, 2021

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Corona Virus: Sweden will lift most anti-epidemic measures at the end of September

The government began easing anti-epidemic measures in May.

Sweden will cancel most of its anti-epidemic measures at the end of September. According to the local government, the spread of COVID-19 in the country is under control and the vaccination rate of the population is also satisfactory. It was reported to AFP on Tuesday.

The government began easing anti-epidemic measures in May, when it announced a five-point plan for their release. The country will enter its penultimate phase at the end of September, AFP writes.

However, according to the authorities, the public will still be required to comply with hygiene measures, including a safe distance.

“Our goal has always been to ease restrictions as quickly as possible,” Swedish Health Minister Lena Hallingren said.

According to Reuters, the Swedish government has never imposed a lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic and has relied largely on recommendations to the public. However, the country has recorded fewer deaths than most European countries, but higher than other Scandinavian countries. However, the government has imposed restrictions on participation in public gatherings, including concerts and sporting events, or in places such as bars and restaurants. Those measures, including the recommendation to work from home, expire on September 29.

Reuters said that about 70 percent of the population over the age of 16 in Sweden received full vaccinations.

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