Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven held a press conference Tuesday to present plans for a commission to look into Sweden’s handling of the covid-19 pandemic.
The plans were officially made public after talks with opposition parties. The final results of the commission are expected to be presented ahead of the next election, with a first report on the spread of the virus in care homes for the elderly to be presented this Autumn. The commission will be led by Mats Melin, a former justice of the supreme court.
We spoke to health minister Lena Hallengren, who explained what the commission will be investigating and why Mats Melin was chosen to head it.
Some of the details of a commission set up to investigate how Sweden handled the coronavirus pandemic have been revealed, after Swedish Radio News read a copy of the government’s proposed directive for the investigators.
The timeline outlined by the proposal includes a partial report submitted by October 31st 2021, which will include a study of how the virus spread to and within Sweden, followed by the final report no later than February 28th, 2022.
Sweden’s Riksdag parties will now analyse the proposal and submit their thoughts by Friday afternoon.