Work from home recommendation extended to end of year, says Tegnell

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Swedish health officials extended their "work from home" recommendation on Thursday, asking those who can do their job remotely to do so until the end of the year.

Calling the outlook for the autumn "very unclear", state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said keeping employees at home would help to reduce crowding on public transportation. And that could help prevent new infections and give more space on buses and trains for commuters who cannot work from home.

The Public Health Agency first told Stockholmers in mid-March to work from home if they could. The guideline was later extended nationwide once the virus began spreading elsewhere in the country.

Listen to state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell by clicking the play button above.