Swedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising Covid deaths

Posted by on December 3, 2020 8:42 am
Categories: Global Stories

News comes as PM says high schools will switch to distance learning for rest of term

Support for Sweden’s government and public confidence in authorities’ ability to handle the coronavirus crisis are sliding as the country’s anti-lockdown approach continues to be tested by mounting numbers of deaths and new cases.

As the national health agency announced 6,485 new infections and 33 more deaths on Thursday, the prime minister, Stefan Löfven , said the country’s high schools would switch to distance learning from 7 December for the rest of the term.

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