- At least 16,000 people in Sweden have had their health damaged long-term by a Covid-19 infection, reports Swedish Radio News.
- Tomas Lindén at the Board of Health and Welfare says this shows we will live with consequences of the pandemic for a long time.
- The figure does not differentiate between those who are suffering from serious symptoms such as trouble breathing and chest pains, and those with mild symptoms.
Related stories from around the North:
Finland: Mysterious coronavirus variant in Arctic Finland is rare US-Mexican strain, Yle News
Denmark/Greenland: Greenland authorities buoyed by high demand for COVID-19 vaccine, Eye on the Arctic
Iceland: Iceland extends COVID-19 restrictions by one week, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Norway extends border closure with Finland due to pandemic, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Norway closes borders over fears of virus, but exempts Russian fishermen from severely infected border region, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: COVID-19 strategy darkens Sweden’s image in the Nordics, Radio Sweden
United States: Alaska politicians send Trudeau letter saying they’re “shocked” over Canada’s COVID-19 cruise ship ban, Eye on the Arctic