Swedish lawmakers say they won't back longer extension of pandemic law

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  • The Swedish government appears to lack enough support to extend its emergency pandemic law for another four months.

  • The legislation expires on January 31st and a majority of Parliament's Heath and Welfare Committee is pushing for a two month extension instead.

  • The temporary law was passed a year ago and gives the government more legal powers to introduce measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 without having to going through parliament first.