- Sweden could see an uptick in Covid-19 cases after the country removed nearly all of its national coronavirus restrictions, health officials say.
- State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell says if cases do rise, he doesn’t expect them to increase by that much or have an adverse impact on health care, due to the vaccination rate among those most vulnerable to the virus.
- The country relaxed its Covid measures on Wednesday, a decision that has been criticized by some for coming too soon.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Vaccination coverage in Nunavik, Quebec reaches 44 per cent of eligible population, Eye on the Arctic
Greenland: Greenland announces COVID-19 reopening plan, Eye on the Arctic
Iceland: Iceland to lift further COVID-19 restrictions September 15, Eye on the Arctic
United States: Alaska’s North Slope grapples with soaring COVID-19 infection rate, low vaccinations, Alaska Public Media