Five new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Sweden
On Thursday, five more cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 were confirmed in several regions in Sweden.
New confirmed case of COVID-19 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.
Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs: Advice to anyone about to travel abroad
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.
Information for travellers concerning the new coronavirus
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.
Change to risk assessment
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.
SMHI: Class 3 warning for extremely high flow in the Nissan and Lagan rivers
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…
Flooding in southern Sweden
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.
Update to travel advisory for China
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 warns against all travel to Hubei province
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.
Weather warnings regarding storm gusts issued for parts of Western Sweden
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.
The Public Health Agency – Quarantine rules
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").
Swedish citizens have been transported home from Wuhan
The Swedish Foreign Ministry ("Utrikesdepartementet") and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency ("MSB") have brought home twelve Swedish citizens from China.
The Swedish government classifies the coronavirus as an illness that is dangerous to society
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.