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Sweden's Covid expert warns UK: opening and closing schools would be disastrous (source — www.theguardian.com) 09/08/2020 10:30:31

State infectious disease specialist says changing the rules harms public trustCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSweden’s state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell has warned countr...

Sweden's economy takes record hit but avoids 'horror show' after controversial COVID-19 approach (source — www.smh.com.au) 06/08/2020 03:12:54

Whether trying to spare the economy was worth allowing the virus to rip through the country is a question Sweden is still trying to answer.

Coronavirus: Sweden's economy hit less hard by pandemic (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 05/08/2020 12:56:53

After avoiding a Covid-19 lockdown, the country sees its economy shrink less than in other EU nations.

Sweden's economy less hard-hit by coronavirus (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 05/08/2020 12:43:16

After avoiding a Covid-19 lockdown, the country sees its economy shrink less than in other EU nations.

Social distancing may be GOOD for the economy as it makes people more comfortable to go out (source — www.dailymail.co.uk) 04/08/2020 20:43:09

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen compared drops in economic activity due to Covid-19 reduction measures in Sweden and Denmark.

Sweden orders staff to work from home for rest of year amid fears packed trains could set back ‘positive’ virus drop (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 31/07/2020 12:42:13

SWEDEN has ordered all employees to work from home for the rest of 2020 amid fears packed public transport could set back a “positive” drop in coronavirus cases. The instruction comes days after 25 Sw...

Coronavirus: Life in Sweden a 'modified happiness' during the Covid-19 pandemic (source — www.stuff.co.nz) 31/07/2020 02:22:27

Looking from the outside, Sweden’s Covid-19 response has been rather unusual. But the reality is much different, says one Kiwi expat.

Coronavirus Sweden: Staff to work from home as cases drop (source — ) 30/07/2020 19:01:02

Officials in Sweden have advised their workers to stay at home for the rest of the year so that the number of coronavirus cases keeps falling as more people use public transport

Coronavirus Sweden: 'Very positive' downward trend reported (source — ) 29/07/2020 19:18:00

Sweden recorded only 1,716 new cases last week, down from 9,094 just a month earlier, and deaths have also been on the decline.

Lockdown-free Sweden now seeing ‘very positive’ coronavirus decline as country’s health chief slams masks as ‘pointless’ (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 29/07/2020 18:56:47

SWEDEN is seeing a “very positive” decline in coronavirus cases following a controversial decision not to go into lockdown, its top epidemiologist has said. Andres Tegnell called current t...

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Helpful information

How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue immediately in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your face - nose, mouth and eyes.
  • Clean and desinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. You can use sanitizer gel for this. Buy here one.
  • Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitizer gel if you haven’t got access to water.
Coronavirus symptoms
Common symptoms:
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties
In more severe cases:
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Kidney failure
  • Death