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Though Sweden was not immune to the pandemic’s economic impact, it was the only major economy to grow in the first quarter of the year

Source: business insider.com Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Sweden has drawn international attention for its unorthodox approach to managing the virus’ spread. The Nordic state didn’t impose strict lockdown measures, instead asking citizens to stay home if they were sick and to practice social distancing in public. Bars, restaurants, and shops stayed open, even when cases peaked in …

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Anders Tegnell

Swedish Government’s extraordinary powers comes into effect Saturday, extends entry ban until May 15

News from SACC Washington, DC The Swedish parliament approved an extraordinary bill to expand the government’s powers to impose measures to combat the COVID-19 outbreak without requiring prior approval from the legislature. The new executive powers entered into force on Sunday. The government also extended the temporary entry ban until May 15. As the outbreak continues to claim …

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