Upper secondary schools, universities advised to switch to remote learning

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The government has asked senior high schools (known in Swedish as "gymnasieskolor"), universities, vocational schools and other adult education programs to shut down and switch to remote learning plans.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on Tuesday told schools with students roughly aged 16 and older to move instruction online starting on Wednesday to help slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Sweden's daycares, pre-schools, and schools for children up to the age of 16 however, would remain open for the moment. Löfven said the nation should be ready for those to close as well if the situation should call for it.

Listen to the report to hear more, we are hoping to get comments in English from the press conference online later.