Pandemic

PM warns of 'fragile' situation as leaders ready lockdown proposals

2:30 min
  • Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said the situation in Sweden is fragile as new infections are on the rise in many places across the country.
  • At the same time, the government is seeking wider legal powers to close businesses and shut down parts of society.
  • Health Minister Lena Hallengren said the new proposals should be seen as a gradual tightening of guidelines as the situation requires for it.