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Sweden Steps Up Coronavirus Controls as Warm Weather Adds to Risks

  • Stockholm mayor vows to close down non-compliant restaurants
  • Government has asked municipalities to increase inspections
People sit on terrace tables at a cafe in Stockholm.

People sit on terrace tables at a cafe in Stockholm.

Photographer: Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg

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Sweden says it may adopt a tougher approach in enforcing social distancing guidelines after throngs of people headed for parks, bars and restaurants to make the most of the warm weather.