The new regions are Kalmar, Västerbotten and Norrbotten, while Blekinge region has chosen to go ahead without the green light from the Public Health Agency.
“We need to act now, we cannot wait for the process” said Bengt Wittesjö, who is the regional infectious disease officer in Blekinge.
Nothing stops a region from going ahead with their own local advice, said Sara Byfors, department head of the Public Health Agency, as long as the advice is clear.
Related stories from around the North:
Greenland: Greenland adds new incentive to promote domestic tourism as international travel craters, Eye on the Arctic
Iceland: New COVID-19 restrictions for Iceland’s schools and universities, Eye on the Arctic
United States: After early containment success, there’s now rapid COVID-19 spread in rural Alaska, including the Arctic, Alaska Public Media