Sweden seeks new powers to limit movement during pandemic
The government wants to introduce new temporary legislation giving them powers to limit people’s rights to visit beaches, use public transport and shopping centres in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The proposed law may infringe on freedoms protected by the constitution, including freedom of movement, so Health Minister Lena Hallengren says they must be careful about how it is brought in, and this means the proposed law won’t be introduced until summer 2021.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Inuit region of Arctic Quebec to start double testing travellers for COVID-19, Eye on the Arctic
Finland: Finnair to end flights to five regional airports, including to Kemi, Lapland, Yle News
Denmark: Faroe Islands updates COVID-19 guidelines for travellers, Eye on the Arctic
Greenland: Greenland approves revised COVID-19 strategy, Eye on the Arctic
Iceland: Iceland to continue double screening for COVID-19 until December 1, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Norwegians with Swedish property threaten legal action over travel restrictions, Radio Sweden
Sweden: Finland, UK to remove travel restrictions on Sweden, Radio Sweden
United States: After early containment success, there’s now rapid COVID-19 spread in rural Alaska, including the Arctic, Alaska Public Media
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Fake news Sweden just lifted all restrictions