Sweden’s prime minister tests positive for coronavirus.


Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden examined positive for the coronavirus on Friday, days after her authorities launched new restrictions to curb a fourth wave of instances pushed by the Omicron variant.

A authorities press secretary, Darina Agha, mentioned that the prime minister was “feeling well considering the circumstances” and that she would proceed her work whereas isolating at house.

Several different Swedish officers have additionally examined positive for Covid since attending a parliamentary debate on Wednesday. Members of the nation’s royal household, together with the king, queen and crown princess, additionally contracted the virus this month.

The nation launched new guidelines this week to curb an increase in instances.

Starting Wednesday, eating places and bars have been required to shut by 11 p.m. and restrict the scale of events to eight individuals. Restrictions have been additionally imposed on public gatherings and occasions, together with a vaccination certificates requirement for these attending occasions of greater than 50 individuals.

Sweden, which stood out in Europe for its choice to not introduce a lockdown early within the pandemic, is now averaging 22,790 new virus instances per day, based on Our World in Data. Last week, the Swedish Health Agency reported 124,211 instances, greater than double the earlier week’s determine.