Swedish PM Löfven wants to extend corona law until January

Stefan LöfvenPhoto: Anders Wiklund / TT NYHETSBYRÅN /NTB

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says the government wants to extend the corona law, which governs corona restrictions, until the end of January.

“The vaccinations are going well, but the spread of infection is unfortunately no longer at low levels,” Löfven said at a press conference on Thursday afternoon.

The Swedish government is also proposing extending the law, which allows for temporary infection control measures at restaurants.

“This does not mean that the restrictions are extended, but that we get an increased opportunity to introduce restrictions if needed,” Löfven added.

No relief

Due to the increasing spread of infection, no corona relief is being implemented at the moment, according to the Public Health Agency’s Director-General Johan Carlsson.

“We, therefore, welcome the government’s proposal to extended the pandemic laws,” Carlsson said.

He encouraged everyone to get vaccinated and emphasized that vaccination is the best safeguard against the spread of infection.

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