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Important public announcement regarding fire and smoke

Update May 16, 03.30 AM: Message no longer valid. The warning has been withdrawn.

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Adapted restrictions to be introduced 1 June

The spread of infection remains at a high level in Sweden. The date on which adaptations of restrictions and prohibitions may come into force has therefore been postponed until 1 June.

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Children and young people can play outdoor matches

The Public Health Agency has decided that occasional outdoor matches and sports competitions will now be possible for children and young people born in 2002 or later.

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Pregnant women in at-risk groups can receive the vaccine

The Public Health Authority has stated that pregnant women with a higher risk of serious illness can receive the vaccine.

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Important announcement for Jakobsberg

Update 27 April 14.10: The warning has been withdrawn and no longer applies.

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Continued halt to the Janssen vaccine

The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) has decided to continue to halt the use of the Janssen vaccine in all age groups. The vaccine is not recommended for people under 65, while those over 65 will be getting the vaccine from other manufacturers.

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Prolonged restrictions due to high rate of spread of infection

The Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden are prolonging several restrictions in the country until 17 May. This is because the rate of spread of Covid-19 remains high and healthcare services are under heavy strain.

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The age limit is still 65 for Astra Zeneca vaccine

The recommendation remains that people under the age of 65 should not be vaccinated with Astra Zeneca’s Vaxzevria vaccine, says the Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten).

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Important Public Announcement regarding fire and smoke in Norrköping, Östergötland County

Update 20 April 15.49: The warning has been withdrawn.

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New recommendations for vaccinated

Three weeks after the first dose, people who have been vaccinated may meet indoors with others from a few different households. They may also go shopping in store. Vaccinated residents within elderly care residences can leave the residence to visit relatives. This is according to the Public Health…

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Important public announcement for fire and smoke in Malå, Malå Municipality, Västerbotten County

Update 15 April 15.49: The warning has been withdrawn.

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SMHI (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute): Class 2 warning for large amounts of snow in Gävleborg County

SMHI warns of heavy snowfall in Gävleborg County during the night between Sunday and Monday.

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Important public announcement for fire and smoke in Luleå, Norrbotten County

Update 12.55: The warning has been withdrawn.

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Important public announcement for fire and smoke in Årsta and Södermalm, Stockholm County

Update 04.23: The warning has been withdrawn. Original text: An important public announcement regarding fire and smoke has been issued for Årsta and Södermalm, Stockholm County. People are urged to go inside and close doors, windows and vents.

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Extended warning against non-essential travel to all countries outside the EU/EEA/Schengen area and the UK

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Utrikesdepartementet, UD) has extended the warning against non-essential travel to all countries outside the EU/EEA/Schengen area and the UK. The travel warning will apply until 31 May 2021.