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The Swedes ignored their first closeout amid rising infections



The Swedes neglected to lock their lips for the first time as the country saw a record new number of Covid infections with people continuing to cram onto buses and host dinners despite the restrictions.

  • Sweden has published stricter recommendations for its three largest cities
  • Even so, people continued to squeeze into the bus and hold a dinner party
  • The country recorded 4,697 new coronavirus infections on Friday

The Swedes skipped their first round of close out when the country saw a record number of Covid-19 infections.

People continued to squeeze into the bus and host the dinner party despite government instructions.

Sweden has released stricter recommendations for its three largest cities after the country’s no shutdown saw coronavirus infections double in two weeks.

New rules include staying away from non-essential stores and avoiding public transport, gyms and museums.

New rules include staying away from non-essential stores and public transport, gyms and museums.

Sweden’s four regions, including those including the cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo, were included in the restrictions.

The new guidelines include staying away from non-essential stores and avoiding public transport, gyms, and museums.

Crowded cities have prevented infection rates from dropping, according to Johan Nöjd, Uppsala’s regional infectious disease doctor.

He told The Telegraph: “It’s hard to see any impact as we have the highest number of positive tests ever, a record much higher than in the spring.

Crowded cities have prevented infection rates from dropping, according to Johan Nöjd, Uppsala's regional infectious disease doctor.  Above, a man wearing a mask waits for a train at the central train station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Stockholm.

According to Johan Nöjd, Uppsala’s regional infectious disease doctor, crowded cities have prevented infection rates from falling. Above, a man wearing a mask waits for a train at the central train station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Stockholm.

He attributed the record number of infections to people who didn’t follow two of the government’s key recommendations; avoid unnecessary public transport and avoid physical contact with people outside of their household.

“Maybe more than 50 percent are really listening to the advice they hear, maybe even 80 percent, but then we have 20 percent to 40 percent not listening,” he said.

In the city of Malmö, for the first time schools were closed to parents from school, and libraries also restricted borrowing. Meanwhile, in Skane, in the area around Malmö, the number of Covid-19 infections continued to increase.

Cases in the region hit a seven-day average of 374 on Thursday, 75% higher than the day the new measures were introduced.

Fredrik Sund, head of the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Uppsala, has called for the nation to be shut down to prevent growing cases.

Speaking on Swedish TV, he said: ‘We need to put in place stiffer restrictions supported by law, because we find these recommendations too difficult.

‘Now we have a chance to do something about it. For a few weeks, it won’t have any effect. ”

Sweden, which avoided shutdowns during the pandemic, registered 4,697 new coronavirus infections on Friday, the highest number since the pandemic began.

Sweden, which avoided shutdowns during the pandemic, registered 4,697 new coronavirus infections on Friday, the highest number since the pandemic began.

Sweden, which avoided shutdowns during the pandemic, registered 4,697 new cases of coronavirus infection on Friday, the highest number since the start of the pandemic, Health Authority statistics show.

An increase from a daily high of 4,034 new cases was recorded on Thursday. The Health Authority said the spring peak could be several times higher but was not recorded due to less trials at that time.

Sweden on Friday recorded 20 new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total to 6,022 deaths.

Sweden’s mortality per capita is many times higher than that of neighboring Northern European countries but lower than some of the larger European countries such as Spain and Great Britain.

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