Sweden continues to have the EU’s most serious spread of Covid-19, with the Public Health Agency reporting an increase in cases among children.
Sweden currently has an extremely high spread of Covid-19 compared to the rest of the EU, the Public Health Agency’s Sara Byfors reported on Tuesday.
In the three largest regions, the 14-day incidence rates were 701 in Stockholm, 623 in Västra Götaland, and 583 in Skåne.
In t he press conference, the authorities reiterated the importance of following national recommendations, in particular working from home whenever possible, only having close contact with your closest circle, and avoiding social events, for example refusing invitations to parties or dinners.
“The spread of infection is still high. We need to continue keeping distance, both indoors and outdoors, and not socialise with very many people. Work from home if it’s possible and avoid social events – dare to say no,” said Sara Byfors. “If you live in a region where there are further recommendations, those apply just as much as the national recommendations.”
She was asked by TV4 if the Public Health Agency was considering further restrictions on the national level.
She said there were no plans for this, but added that it would depend on the Covid-19 situation as to whether plans for larger public events to be allowed can go ahead.