Luleå. Photo: Thomas Nilsen

Sweden’s northernmost county among regions to introduce stricter COVID-19 recommendations

More than half of Sweden’s regions are now applying stricter local covid-recommendations to try to stop the spread of the virus.
November 11, 2020


Four new regions are introduced them Tuesday and Wednesday.

The new regions are Kalmar, Västerbotten and Norrbotten, while Blekinge region has chosen to go ahead without the green light from the Public Health Agency.

“We need to act now, we cannot wait for the process” said Bengt Wittesjö, who is the regional infectious disease officer in Blekinge.

Nothing stops a region from going ahead with their own local advice, said Sara Byfors, department head of the Public Health Agency, as long as the advice is clear.



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