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Sweden Extends Covid Restrictions After Rise in Infection Rates

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Sweden is extending restrictions on movement across the country in an effort to fight the latest increase in coronavirus infection rates.

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told reporters in Stockholm on Wednesday that the measures were needed to counter the “serious” situation in which Sweden currently finds itself. “There will be a day when life returns to normal, but that will require that the infection spread drops significantly.”