Sweden extends pandemic restrictions to June 1

A view of Kiruna, an Arctic city in Norrbotten County, Sweden. COVID-19 restrictions around the country have been extended until next month. (Eilís Quinn/Eye on the Arctic)
  • Restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19, set to expire on May 17th, are being extended until June 1st.
  • From then, restaurants will be able to stay open until 22.30, and more people will be able to attend public events outside – with a cap of 500 people at for example sporting arenas.
  • The limit on indoor activities, where people do not have an assigned seat, will still be kept at 8 people.
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For more on the country’s COVID-19 update, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report 

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Canada: 1st court date for southern couple accused of sneaking into northern Canadian community for vaccines, CBC News

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’s revised COVID-19 border criteria seems to be working, some domestic restrictions relaxed, 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:  At least 16,000 in Sweden have long COVID, 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

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