Sweden tightens corona rules. Violations can now lead to fines

Stefan LöfvenPhoto: Fredrik Sandberg / TT / NTB

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is tightening the country’s corona measures. Violation of the rules can now result in fines.

The maximum of eight people who are currently allowed to gather at public events will now also apply to private gatherings.

There will also be a limit of eight participants at private events at premises that are rented out from Sunday onwards, Löfven said at a press conference on Friday.

Löfven also noted that shops, gyms, and shopping centers that do not limit the number of people could be punished with fines issued by the counties.

“The Swedish strategy has been a combination of strict rules and bans, but there has been a need for a more accurate law,” Löfven noted.

Temporary pandemic law

On Friday, the Swedish parliament (Riksdag) approved the proposal of a temporary pandemic law. 

It applies from Sunday and gives the government extended powers to impose restrictions.

The new law gives the government the authority to go so far as to close companies, but no decisions have been made to do this yet, Löfven added.

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1 Comment on "Sweden tightens corona rules. Violations can now lead to fines"

  1. So after 9500 deaths and counting, Sweden is getting serious.

    … Slowness … can be fatal.

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