The government has given the Public Health Agency of Sweden the task of making a proposal for how more people can be tested for COVID 19.
The government has decided to impose a ban on visiting all of the country's retirement homes to prevent the spread of COVID 19. The decision will go into effect on 1 April.
From Sunday, March 29, public gatherings and public events may have a maximum of 50 participants. The decision was made by the government on Friday (March 27).
Sports and exercise activities may continue, but certain precautions are needed to reduce the risk of spreading according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden. Physical activity is good for public health, and sports and exercise must therefore continue, regards the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
There may be no crowding between people in lines, at tables, buffets or bar counters in restaurants, cafés and bars according to new regulations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten).
There is currently a high risk of grass fires in Svealand and parts of Götaland and southern Norrland. You should take great care when lighting a fire outdoors.
Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Public Health Agency ("Folkhälsomyndigheten") recommends that everyone consider whether planned weekend trips or other trips in Sweden are necessary. Those who are sick are advised not to travel at all.
The Swedish Public Health Agency (“Folkhälsomyndigheten”) has translated advice about the coronavirus and how to protect yourself and others from being infected into several languages.
In response to the European Council and Commission's recommendation, the Government has decided to temporarily stop unnecessary trips to Sweden from countries outside Europe. This is to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus outbreak and to reduce the spread of covid-19.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden encourages employers in the Stockholm region to allow employees to work from home whenever possible.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that Sweden's upper secondary schools, municipal adult education, university colleges and universities implement remote learning due to the new corona virus.
A large emission of concentrated ammonia has occurred in the Jordbro industrial park, south of Stockholm. The leader of rescue operations advises everyone in the following areas to go inside, and to close doors, windows, and vents: Jordbro, Västerhaninge, and the Jordbro industrial area.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) is urging persons over the age of 70 to limit their contacts with other people as far as possible for some time to come.
In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, several authorities now urge the public to take precautions.
Due to the extended outbreak of the new coronavirus, and the fast-changing and insecure situation that exists when it comes to travel, The Ministry for Foreign Affairs advise against any non-necessary travels to all countries.
The government has made a decision to limit the possibility for public gatherings and public events. The decision goes into effect from and including 12 March, and the limitation means a maximum of 500 persons. The police have the option of setting up or dissolving a public gathering or public…
The World Health Organisation, WHO, today declared the outbreak of covid-19 to be a pandemic.
The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs ("Utrikesdepartementet") advises against all unnecessary (non-essential) travel to the Tyrol region in Austria.
Today, the government has presented a proposal for an extra amending budget due to the ongoing virus outbreak. One of the proposals is that the qualifying day of sickness is abolished. For one who becomes ill, this means that the state will pay out sick pay already from the first day of absence…
Public gatherings with more than 500 perons should not be held until further notice. This is what the Public Health Agency of Sweden suggests in a proposal to the government. The government shall decide when such a decision should take effect.
Update March 12, 12.40: Class 2 warnings regarding storm gusts have also been issued for the islands Gotland and Öland, as well as for the counties Kalmar and Blekinge.
The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs ("Utrikesdepartementet") advises against all unnecessary (non-essential) travel to Italy.
According to the Public Health Agency of Sweden, there are numerous signs of the spread of the coronavirus within the society in the Stockholm and the Västra Götaland regions. At present, the Agency sees no general spread of the disease in the rest of the country, but the level of risk has been…
As of today, the Public Health Agency of Sweden ("Folkhälsomyndigheten") recommends that people who have been in the Austrian state of Tyrol test themselves for covid-19 if they have symptoms such as fever, coughing and breathing difficulties within 14 days of returning home.
The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs ("Utrikesdepartementet") advises against all unnecessary travel to parts of northern Italy and parts of South Korea. This is because of the outbreak of coronavirus.
Update Mars 6th: The warning has been withdrawn.
SMHI has issued a warning class 2 for heavy snow in Västernorrland county (Eastern Medelpad) and in coastal areas of Gävleborg county. From Wednesday morning through night to Thursday 20-30 cm relatively compact snow is expected.
At the request of the Public Health Agency of Sweden ("Folkhälsomyndigheten"), the Swedish Transport Agency has decided to temporarily withdraw Iran Air's permit for scheduled air services, due to the corona infection.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden ("Folkhälsomyndigheten") is changing its risk assessment regarding coronavirus cases in Sweden. The risk of general spread of infection is assessed as moderate.