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Sweden Introduces New Covid Measures as Transmission Grows

Christmas lights in Stockholm, Sweden.
Christmas lights in Stockholm, Sweden.Photographer: Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg
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Sweden will introduce a range of new measures to curb Covid-19 transmission as hospitalizations increase and the Nordic country prepares for a surge of infections caused by the omicron variant. 

“We have a new virus variant and the situation has changed,” Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said at a press conference Tuesday. “We need to do what is needed and it will get tougher for a while.”