STOCKHOLM, Dec. 7 (Reuters) – Sweden will reintroduce a series of measures to contain rising COVID-19 infections, pushing for renewed social distancing and the use of masks on public transport, the government said on Tuesday.
“We are seeing an increased spread of infections, but still at low levels,” Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson told a news conference. “We need to work together to make sure the situation doesn’t get worse, so today we’re presenting further precautions.”
The number of cases in Sweden has started to rise in recent weeks after a relatively calm autumn. Hospital admissions and the number of patients requiring intensive care are still among the lowest per capita in Europe, but are also starting to rise.
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Reporting by Simon Johnson and Johan Ahlander; Edited by Niklas Pollard
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