What’s happening in Sweden? (It’s good news.)

This good news—the slowdown in COVID-19 fatalities—is buried at the end of this Express article,whose headline gives the opposite impression.


Sweden imposes harsher coronavirus lockdown after backlash over soft approach

SWEDEN’S Prime Minister is looking at introducing stricter coronavirus lockdown measures after facing backlash over the country not being tougher on social distancing.

By Melanie KaidanPUBLISHED: 02:57, Mon, Apr 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 05:04, Mon, Apr 13, 2020

Primary and secondary schools are still open and bars and restaurants offer a limited service.

A spokesman for the prime minister said last week: “We want measures that work in the long run, since this pandemic likely will continue for months.”

On Saturday, Sweden reported its lowest increase in coronavirus fatalities for almost a fortnight, with a daily death toll of 17.

The rate of new confirmed infections also decreased to 466, after a two-day peak of over 700 new cases per day.

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