Weekly ICU admissions are rising in many countries across Europe Spain, Belgium, Greece, Lithuania, France, UK, Italy, Sweden. Denmark, Norway, Finlad Iceland.
Sweden is country has its relatively relaxed approach to managing the coronavirus pandemic. But not everyone in the country is pleased with this tactic.
“The trends are quickly going in the wrong direction,” Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven wrote on Facebook earlier this week. “More are infected. More are dying. This is a serious situation.”
This post was the first from the prime minister since he went into self-isolation, after revealing that someone close to him had had contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
By taking this step, Lofven is going beyond his government’s own coronavirus regulations. There is almost no country in the world where a second-degree contact is required to go into quarantine, let alone Sweden.