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Swedish public health agency says can ease COVID rules for some public events

STOCKHOLM, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Rules over public gatherings in Sweden can be eased to allow up to 500 people to attend if they can be seated, the Public Health Agency said on Thursday, proposing such venues can be granted an exception from the current rule that sets a ceiling of 50 people.

“The proposal relates to evens where there are numbered seats,” the Agency’s chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell told reporters.

He said that if the government accepts the proposal, its effects should be evaluated “and if it works well, the limit can be raised”. (Reporting by Johan Ahlander)

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