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Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell during a digital news conference. Photograph: Henrik Montgomery/EPA

Swedish Covid-19 cases continued to rise on Tuesday as many welcomed the toughest measures yet imposed to curb the spread of the disease that has clai(...)

People pass by a restaurant in central Stockholm, Sweden, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Amir Nabizadeh/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

Sweden has cut its limit on attendance at public gatherings to eight people, as its light-touch approach to the coronavirus pandemic continues to be t(...)

A sign with a portrait of state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell is hanged at an entrance to a restaurant to instruct people to wash their hands in Sodermalm, Stockholm. Photograph Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Sweden’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic has been the subject of international fascination and some misrepresentation since its state epidemiolog(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron greets Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven as he arrives for a meeting at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron, the most ardent defender of a European coronavirus recovery fund, is lobbying heads of state and government intensiv(...)

Olof Palme: Swedish prime minister was shot dead in Stockholm in 1986. Photograph: Anders Holmstrom/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

After a 34-year wait – and weeks of build-up worthy of reality television – Swedes have reacted with anger and dismay to the news that the most likely(...)

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern takes part in a press conference about Covid-19 at Parliament in Wellington on June 8th. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP via Getty

Coronavirus has infected more than 7 million people across the world and killed more than 402,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins Universi(...)

State Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell of the Swedish Public Health Agency attends a press conference last month. File photograph: Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency/AFP

Sweden should have done more to combat the coronavirus and prevent a much higher national Covid-19 death rate than in neighbouring countries, the man(...)

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(...)

Elizabeth Quinn at Lund University, where she studies, in Sweden

Coronavirus has become a global pandemic, but I’m living in a country that has taken an alarmingly different approach from most others. I’ve been get(...)

A friendly between two lower league sides in Sweden had to be cancelled on Monday after at least one bookmaker offered customers the opportunity to pl(...)

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