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Sweden 'might see' rise in Covid cases after restrictions end, says Tegnell

2:48 min
  • Sweden could see an uptick in Covid-19 cases after the country removed nearly all of its national coronavirus restrictions, health officials say.
  • State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell says if cases do rise, he doesn't expect them to increase by that much or have an adverse impact on health care, due to the vaccination rate among those most vulnerable to the virus.
  • The country relaxed its Covid measures on Wednesday, a decision that has been criticized by some for coming too soon.