Pandemic

No easing of Covid-19 restrictions until mid-May at the earliest

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  • Sweden postponed easing some coronavirus restrictions once again due to a high rate of new infections.
  • The government set a new date of May 17 for the potential lifting of limits on public gatherings and events.
  • "When the strain on healthcare eases and the spread of infection drops, only then will the government be ready to start lifting restrictions," Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said.