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SMHI: Class 2 warnings for very high flows

A Class 2 warning for very high flows has been issued for Byälven in Värmland County and for Upperudsälven downstream of Dals Långed in Västra Götaland County.

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Masks in public transport from 7 January

The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that passengers should wear masks when travelling by public transport. The recommendation applies to journeys taken on weekdays between 7–9am and 4–6pm. The new recommendation comes into force on 7 January 2021.

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Important Public Announcement Fire and smoke

An Important Public Announcement regarding fire and smoke has been issued for Östersund in Jämtland County. People are urged to avoid the area, to go inside and close doors, windows and vents.

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The British variant of Covid-19-virus has been identified in Sweden

The new mutated variant of Covid-19-virus that was first discovered in the UK has been found in Sörmland. Infection tracing began immediately after the case was discovered, but it is thought that the risk of spread is very low.

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Covid-19 vaccination begins on 27 December

On 27 December, vaccination against Covid-19 will begin in retirement homes in Sweden. The first shipment, with 9750 doses, will be distributed to all regions of the country.

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Detailed recommendations for shops, shopping centres and training facilities

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has updated its advice to businesses. It is now clearer that businesses should determine a maximum number to be allowed on the premises at a given time.

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No entry from the UK and Denmark

The Swedish government announced on Monday that entry bans to Sweden from the UK and Denmark will be introduced, due to the new variant of the SARS-Cov-2 virus. The ban will take effect at midnight, the night before Tuesday 22 December. The government has also decided to discourage unnecessary…

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Pfizer/BioNTech's covid vaccine approved in the EU

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is recommending the approval of Pfizer/BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine. The European Commission gave its approval on Monday.

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Rapid tests for staff in care facilities

The state goes in and co-finances so-called rapid tests so that regions can quickly detect infection in, for example, nursing homes. This was announced by the government today.

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The government is tightening restrictions before the Christmas weekend

The government is tightening a number of restrictions ahead of the Christmas and New Year weekend. Most restrictions apply from December 24 to January 24.

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Pregnant women cautioned to take extra care regarding Covid-19

New knowledge regarding an increased risk for pregnant women with regard to Covid-19 has led to the Public Health Agency of Sweden reinforcing and repeating its recommendations for caution regarding the risk of being infected by the coronavirus.

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Important Public Announcement Fire and smoke

Update December 17, 17.15: This message no longer applies.

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Text message with information about Covid-19

On Monday, 14 December, the population of Sweden will receive a text message. The purpose is to inform about the stricter regulations and general advice that is now coming into force throughout the country.

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The Government proposes temporary pandemic law

The Swedish Government is proposing that a temporary pandemic law should come into force from 15 March 2021 until March 2022. The aim is that more activities will be covered by infection control regulations than is the case at present.

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The Public Health Agency of Sweden: Limit your time in the company of others during the Christmas holidays

From 14 December, regional advice will be replaced by stricter national regulations and general advice, according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

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Upper secondary schools are advised to switch to distance learning

From 7 December, the country's upper secondary schools are advised to partially close and switch to distance learning until 6 January. This is a recommendation by the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

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Important Public Announcement Bettorp, Örebro

Update December 2, 17.00: This message no longer applies.

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Important Public Announcement Borlänge, Dalarna County

Update: This message no longer applies. Original text: Important Public Announcement to the public in and around Vattugatan in Borlänge, Dalarnas County. There is a van with a suspected hazardous cargo in Vattugatan. The Fire and Rescue Service urges residents in and around Vattugatan to remain…

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Symptom-free children should stay at home if someone in the family has Covid-19

Even young children living with someone who has Covid-19 should stay at home according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden, which is changing its recommendations.