Sweden plans for more corona testing

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Sweden plans to test far more people for the novel coronavirus, but there is a lot of work to do before this is possible.

This week the public health agency will hold a meeting for laboratories and regional health authorities to see how they can work to carry out more tests, says Anders Tegnell, the epidemiologist who is the head expert in Sweden's corona strategy.

Last week 10,000 people were tested for the novel corona virus that causes the COVID-19 sickness.

The government also agrees that more people should be tested. The Health and Social Affairs minister Lena Hallengren says to SVT that it is on the way, although she won't say a specific time. But she adds that mass testing is not the right way to go, and they must target the right people