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Sweden to implement more COVID measures as Omicron squeezes healthcare -Breaking


© Reuters. Sweden’s Prime Minster Magdalena Andersson presented restrictions on coronavirus (COVID-19), during a news conference that took place in Stockholm, Sweden, January 10, 2022. TT News Agency/Marko Saavala via REUTERS


STOCKHOLM. (Reuters) -Sweden has announced that it will increase its efforts to reduce the burden of COVID cases, which have been increasing in number and causing more problems for the health system.

In recent weeks, Sweden saw the greatest increase in COVID-related cases. This is due to the Omicron variant that has swept through the country. In spite of limited testing resources, records were set for the number of COVID cases last week.

Without a doubt, the situation has worsened. Andersson said that Sweden’s infection rate is high, despite previous attempts to lower it.

New measures include, in most cases, a mandate to work from home and a limit on how many people can attend public events.

The restaurant will close at 11:59 p.m. All guests must be seated in small groups of no more than 8 people. The indoor environment will require adults to be more socially responsible.

These measures will be reviewed in two weeks. However, they are likely to remain in effect for at least 4 weeks.

While the infection rates have increased, hospitalizations for COVID sufferers are still well below previous wave’s highs. Relatively few new deaths have occurred.

There are more than 1000 people being treated at hospitals for COVID, with approximately 100 in ICUs.

The National Board of Health and Welfare stated that healthcare staff shortages and the spread of respiratory viruses are causing additional strain.

Andersson explained that it was necessary to continue to lower the incidence of new infections.

Monday’s announcement by the Omicron-related health agency indicated that the peak in the wave would be earlier than originally thought. Also, it was harder to predict the outcome of this disease. The original assessment called for the peak to occur in January and then gradual decline.

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