STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s well being company stated on Tuesday it had requested the federal government to postpone a deliberate easing of some restrictions aimed toward slowing the unfold of COVID-19 by almost a month because the nation grappled with a 3rd wave of the virus.
The company had beforehand proposed that some restrictions, similar to a restrict on the variety of guests to amusement parks, concert events and soccer matches of solely eight folks, be lifted from April 11.
“The unfold of COVID-19 is accelerating with an elevated burden on healthcare consequently,” it stated in an announcement.
“The Swedish Public Well being Company subsequently proposes that the date for when sure actions ought to be capable of open up be postponed till Might 3, supplied that the an infection state of affairs improves.”
Sweden has principally relied on voluntary measures to gradual the pandemic however step by step elevated restrictions after the infections picked up tempo towards the tip of final yr.
Reporting by Anna Ringstrom; enhancing by Niklas Pollard