On Thursday, five more cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 were confirmed in several regions in Sweden.
A person currently being treated at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg has proved to have been infected with the new coronavirus, according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden. The person is doing fine.
Due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus, a number of countries have introduced restrictions that may affect travellers. The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has therefore put together some advice for those of you about to travel.
Cases of infection with the new coronavirus have been confirmed in several countries outside of China. The Public Health Agency of Sweden ("Folkhälsomyndigheten") has therefore updated its recommendations for people who have been in Iran, South Korea or certain areas of China or Italy.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden is changing its risk assessment with regard to cases of the coronavirus in Sweden. The risk of the infection spreading among the general public is assessed as being low.
A Class 3 warning for extremely high flow has been issued for River Lagan, from tributary Bolmån, Lake Kösen down to the estuary. Updated 24/2…
Update February 19, 10.10: The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute ("SMHI") has issued class 2 warnings for high water flows in parts of Kronobergs county and Blekinge county. The water flows are expected to be high during this week.
The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs ("Utrikesdepartementet" or "UD") advises against all non-essential travel to China, with the exception of Hong Kong and Macao. UD previously advised against all travel to Hubei province. This advisory is in effect until further notice.
The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Utrikesdepartementet, UD) now warns against all travel to Hubei province but also against non-essential travel to Zhejiang province.
Update on February 8, 23.00: Weather warnings class 2 concerning storm gusts have also been issued for Skåne county, and the islands Öland and Gotland.
Healthy individuals returning from areas in China where there are reported cases of the new coronavirus should be alert to symptoms, but need not be quarantined, writes the Swedish Public Health Agency ("Folkhälsomyndigheten").
The Swedish Foreign Ministry ("Utrikesdepartementet") and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency ("MSB") have brought home twelve Swedish citizens from China.
On 1 February, the Swedish government classified the new coronavirus as an illness that is dangerous to society. This was done as a contingency measure in order for the agencies to be able to make quick decisions about quarantine if necessary.