COVID-19: Sweden imposes new restrictions as infections rise

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced new measures to curb the rising spread of Covid-19. (Photo: Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva/AP)
  • A number of new measures announced by the government.
  • Includes work from home recommendation and tighter rules for social distancing.
  • “We must now take joint responsibility,” Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson told a news conference.

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