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Johan Ahlander

Testing falls short as Sweden battles second pandemic wave

19 Nov 2020

GOTHENBURG, Sweden Sweden is struggling to contain a second wave of COVID-19, partly due to a lack of testing capacity, which has left people waiting days for test results and thrust its unorthodox pandemic strategy into the limelight once again.

Second wave, same strategy: Swedish COVID-19 czar defiant despite surge

14 Nov 2020

STOCKHOLM Sweden remains steadfast in its strategy of voluntary measures and no lockdowns, the architect of its unorthodox COVID-19 response said on Friday, as the country battles a growing second wave of a disease that has now killed more than 6,000 Swedes.

Stockholm rushes to stem nursing home COVID surge with visit ban, quick tests

11 Nov 2020

STOCKHOLM Stockholm scrambled on Wednesday to curb COVID-19 infections at its nursing homes, reimposing a ban on visits and piloting rapid-result coronavirus testing of staff.

Norway recall Home Guard to patrol border as Swedish COVID-19 cases surge

10 Nov 2020

STOCKHOLM Norway on Tuesday recalled Home Guard forces to patrol its land border as neighbouring Sweden reported another surge in COVID-19 cases that is straining hospitals and stretching testing to the limit.

COVID and ice hockey: outbreaks chill Nordic national pastime

09 Oct 2020

GOTHENBURG, Sweden Health authorities in Sweden and Finland are looking into a series of COVID-19 outbreaks on ice hockey teams that are believed to be one of the drivers of a sharp increase in new cases in the two hockey-loving countries.

COVID and ice hockey: outbreaks chill Nordic national pastime

09 Oct 2020

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Oct 9 Health authorities in Sweden and Finland are looking into a series of COVID-19 outbreaks on ice hockey teams that are believed to be one of the drivers of a sharp increase in new cases in the two hockey-loving countries.

Delight and worry as Sweden lifts pandemic ban on nursing home visits

01 Oct 2020

GOTHENBURG, Sweden Sweden ended a six-month ban on visits to nursing homes on Thursday, delighting residents and their relatives but also prompting fears of a return to the grim months of spring when COVID-19 caused thousands of deaths at care facilities.

Exclusive: Swedish space company halts new business helping China operate satellites

21 Sep 2020

SYDNEY/STOCKHOLM Sweden's state-owned space company, which provides ground stations that help fly Chinese spacecraft and transmit data, said on Monday it would no longer renew contracts with China or accept new Chinese business, because of changes in geopolitics.

Loved and loathed, Sweden's anti-lockdown architect is unrepentant

25 Jun 2020

STOCKHOLM As the architect of Sweden's unorthodox response to the coronavirus pandemic, Anders Tegnell has got used to receiving death threats and being urged to resign.

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