Stockholm’s warning: Travel only if you have to – and wear a mask
23 February 2021
Stockholm has introduced further measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, including urging people to wear face masks at all times on public transport.
Stockholm’s regional infectious disease doctor Maria Rotzén Östlund announced the new measures, which are effective immediately, at a press conference at 12.30pm, where she warned of a rise in the spread of infection.
Between the first and second week of February, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus rose by 24.1 percent in the Stockholm region, as The Local reported last week. In the week after that, there was a further 27 percent increase (ie between the week ending February 14th and the week ending February 21st).
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Sweden’s state epidemiologist Tegnell hints new coronavirus measures on the way
Sweden plans to announce a new package of coronavirus measures on Wednesday aimed at reducing the risk of a third wave of coronavirus infections over the coming months.
Speaking at the authorities’ biweekly press conference, the country’s state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said that several new recommendations would be announced, although he gave no further details.
“We have a package on the way which is going to be presented tomorrow [Wednesday],” he said.
The new measures are coming as the country sees a sharp upturn in the number of cases, following more than a month of steady declines.
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