Swedish government announces new restrictions following sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

A file photo of Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. On Monday, no deadline was given on lifting the new measures. (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva/AP)
  • The government announced new restrictions and extended other measures on Monday to try to combat a sharp rise in the number of new Covid-19 cases.
  • They include limits on audience sizes and closing restaurants and bars serving alcohol at 11pm.
  • Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson said these new measures are temporary but gave no deadline for when they might end.
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