Daily Mail: Sweden refuses to bring in lockdowns amid coronavirus pandemic

21:17   26 March, 2020

Sweden is the only EU member to refuse quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic, Daily Mail reported

“We cannot allow the human desperation in Wuhan and Bergamo to be repeated in Sweden. That would be a gamble that violates society's most fundamental principle: that every person has an inherent value,” the editor-in-chief of Sweden's biggest newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, wrote on Sunday.

Currently, restaurants, entertainment centers, cinemas, bars continue to operate in Sweden. However, gatherings of 500 people are banned.

On Monday, Sweden's current advisor to the World Health Organization, Johan Giesecke, encouraged Swedes to go out and enjoy the sun.

According to the latest data from worldometers.info/coronavirus/, 2,526 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Sweden, and the death toll has reached 62.

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