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Top Swedish Official Caught Defying Covid Rules Asks to Resign

Dan Eliasson

Dan Eliasson

Photographer: Jonathan Nackstand/AFP via Getty Images 

A top official running Sweden’s corona-virus response team has asked to resign after blatantly defying the country’s official guidelines and treating himself to a Christmas trip to the Canary Islands.

Dan Eliasson, the director general of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, is “requesting to step down from his position,” the agency said in a statement on Wednesday.