A picture taken earlier this month shows people keeping social distances at a shopping centre  in Stockholm. Photograph: Henrik Montgomery/ TT news agency/ AFP via Getty Images

On paper, Sweden’s approach to the coronavirus crisis seems far more logical than that of its European neighbours. Whereas the rest of the world eithe(...)

Felisa Gonzalez looks at her mother, Maria Maillo, through the window during a visit to a nursing home in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

Across Europe, coronavirus has ravaged homes for the elderly, raising questions about why the part of society most vulnerable to the disease was overl(...)

A woman enters her nursing home in Stockholm, Sweden, during the Covid-19 pandemic. File photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

If these were normal times, you might have been greeted by Lovisa as you boarded your SAS flight somewhere.  Instead, for the last month, the 20(...)

A woman sunbathes alone with a book,  following non-mandatory social distancing guidelines in Stockholm. Photographs: Andres Kudacki/New York Times

She stands leaning on her cane, briefly resting among dozens of bubbly young Swedes out enjoying one of the first sunny spring days of the year. “I’m(...)