Easier to socialise if you have antibodies
The Public Health Agency of Sweden deems that people who have received a positive antibody test result can socialise more with family and close friends. This can be of particular significance for people over 70 and risk groups.
Warning for very high water flows in Torneälven
SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, has issued a class 2 warning for very high water flows in Torneälven (Torne River) between Abisko and Rautasälven (the Rautas River) in Norrbotten County.
Important public announcement for Örebro
Friday June 26th 9.15 P.M: The message is no longer valid.
National Board of Health and Welfare: During the pandemic, fewer people are visiting the emergency department
When COVID-19 broke out in Sweden, visits to the country's emergency departments dropped sharply. The National Board of Health and Welfare warns of the consequences.
The government extends the entry ban to Sweden
To mitigate the effects of the corona virus spread, the government extends the temporary entry ban to July 7.
Important public announcement to the public in the Municipality of Östersund, Jämtland County
Thursday June 25th 4.10 P.M: Message no longer valid.
Changes in travel advisories for ten countries
From 30 June, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Utrikesdepartementet, UD) will remove the advisory against non-essential travel to ten countries: Belgium, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland and Spain. However, the travel advisory against non-essential…
Important public announcement to the public in Åmål in the Municipality of Åmål, Västra Götaland County
Tuesday June 16th 8:25 P.M.: The message no longer applies.
Study shows clear link between age and risk of dying from COVID-19
Approximately 0.6 percent of all people who were infected with COVID-19 in the second half of March have passed away. Mortality was 4.3 percent in the age group 70 and older, but 0.1 percent among people younger than age 70. These are the results of a study conducted by the Public Health Agency of…
Visiting ban in elderly care is extended
The national ban on visits to the elderly care will be extended until August 31, announces Lena Hallengren, Minister of Social Affairs, at a press conference on Monday. The purpose of the ban on visits is to reduce the risk of covid-19…
Important Public Announcement for Orsa, Dalarna county
Update June 14th, 05:41 A.M: The message is no longer valid.
Covid-19 came to Sweden from several countries
The Public Health Agency of Sweden has mapped and compared the genome of the corona virus in returning travellers. One of the conclusions is that covid-19 most likely came to Sweden on a number of occasions and from different…
Fewer press conferences on COVID-19 over the summer
Beginning 10 June, the joint press conferences on COVID-19 will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
More restrictive licensing for demonstrations
To reduce the risk of spreading covid-19, the police are now becoming more restrictive with demonstration permits. The background is that the limit of a maximum of 50 persons has been exceeded on several occasions lately.
Important Public Announcement for Vilhelmina, Västerbotten county
Update June 6th, 10:00 A.M: The message is no longer valid.
Travel recommendations for domestic travel to be relaxed
From 13 June, symptom-free individuals can travel in Sweden, says Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
Free Covid-19 tests
Anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19 will be able to get tested. The tests will be free, the Government states. In addition, the number of so-called antibody tests will increase.
National telephone line about the novel corona virus in several languages
The Public Health Agency of Sweden ("Folkhälsomyndigheten") and the regions have announced that the Stockholm Region's telephone line about the novel corona virus in several languages is now becoming national.
Testing of the outdoor signal for important announcements
Today, 1 June, the outdoor signal for Important Public Announcements, IPA (“Viktigt meddelande till allmänheten” or “VMA”) will be tested. The signal will sound continuously for seven seconds and will then be followed by a silence of fourteen seconds. This will be repeated six times. Thereafter…