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Swedes Slam PM After He Ignores His Own Covid Guidelines

Stefan Lofven
Stefan LofvenPhotographer: Jessica Gow/AFP/Getty Images
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Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven is facing an historic slump in voter confidence after he was caught flouting his own government’s Covid guidelines.

The prime minister, along with a number of senior government officials, has been criticized harshly in Swedish media in recent days after appearing to ignore social distancing recommendations amid a dangerous spike in coronavirus cases. Lofven went on a pre-Christmas shopping tour, while his finance minister, Magdalena Andersson, was photographed renting skis in a popular resort singled out by health authorities as a place to avoid.