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Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

Prime Minister: We are doing exactly what we need to do during corona crisis

Published 16 april

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven used a press conference on Thursday afternoon to thank Swedes for listening to advice to stay at home during the Easter holidays, but he urged the general public to continue to follow the recommendations and not go out and enjoy the upcoming Valborg and Mayday celebrations.

Answering critics who say Sweden is not doing enough to stop Covid-19 from spreading, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven told Radio Sweden that “we are doing what we need to do and what we believe is the right thing to do”.

More elderly people in Sweden may have died with Covid-19 than stats from the Public Health Agency report. But officials say the true scale of the virus will remain unclear for some time.

Swedish Radio News reports that the ongoing shortage of reagents, substances required to carry out tests, has forced some counties to limit who gets checked for the virus in care homes, with testing routines varying from county to county.

As a result, not all suspected cases are tested. And since daily death tallies don’t included presumed cases, some deaths linked to the coronavirus may be missed in the public statistics.

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