Sweden to reintroduce many COVID-19 measures as cases rise

People sit at tables at an outdoor bar in Stockholm, Sweden, July 1 2021. Stefan Jerrevang/TT News Agency/via REUTERS/Files

Sweden will reintroduce a raft of measures to curb rising COVID-19 infections, urging renewed social distancing and the use of masks in public transportation, the government said on Tuesday.

“We see an increased spread of infection, but still from low levels,” Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson told a news conference. “We need to work together to that the situation doesn’t get worse, so today we are presenting further precautionary measures.”

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