Sweden should have put more measures in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus from an early stage, state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell told Swedish Radio, admitting that in hindsight the country’s strategy should have been closer to that of others.
With other countries relaxing their restrictions gradually it is now possible to see which of them were most effective and could have also been applicable for Sweden, he explained.
Listen to the report to hear more.
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