Tormod Otter Johansen is a researcher in public law at Gothenburg University, he says, however, that legislation introducing the possibility of wider lockdowns could be introduced very quickly, as the government has shown over the past few weeks with other legislation to deal with the effect of the coronavirus.
And Tormod Otter Johansen also says that the fact that Sweden’s system can be changed so easily may cause problems.
He says the current crisis is showing up weaknesses in Sweden’s legal structures, and the state of constitutional law right now is interesting “and that frightens me” he says.
Related stories from around the North:
Arctic: Roundup of COVID-19 responses around the Arctic, Eye on the Arctic
Greenland: COVID-19: Arctic science expedition postpones flight campaign after trainee tests positive for virus, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Norwegian Arctic wilderness tourism hit particularly hard by coronavirus, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Moscow disinforms about coronavirus, says press freedom organization, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: How different is Sweden’s coronavirus strategy to its Scandinavian neighbours?, Radio Sweden
United States: ‘A little frustrating’: Northwest Canada tours, Alaska cruises cancelled this year, CBC News