Covid-19: 584 new cases in Skåne – government tightens rules
The new rules apply to public gatherings (from November 24th). But the Prime Minister hopes that the rule will become the norm in all contexts.
”Don’t go to the gym, don’t go to the library, don’t have parties”Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister
– Don’t go to the gym, don’t go to the library, don’t have parties, says Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
– It’s the choices you and I make every single day, every single hour, every single moment, that will now determine how we’re going to get through this, he says.
Maximum eight people at public events
What does the ban mean?
You may not gather more than eight people for events where you need to apply for a permit from the police – which is aimed at the general public.
For example, theatre, demonstrations, lectures, concerts, sporting events.
What is not included in the ban?
Private parties, corporate events, gyms, swimming pools, libraries, restaurants, schools, buses, trains, squares, shopping malls and more.
What happens if you break the rules?
The police are able to cancel or break up gatherings that violate the ban. And whoever is responsible could get a fine or be sentenced to prison for a maximum of 6 months.
The number of new covid-19 cases in Skåne remains at a high level. In the last 24 hours, there have been 584 new cases. The total number of people infected in Skåne has exceeded 18,000.
The number of in-patients with covid-19 remains at the same level: 164 compared to 163 on Monday. Of these, 16 are being treated in intensive care.
Number of people hospitalised in Skåne
The number of people being treated for covid-19 in the hospitals (number of people in intensive care in brackets):
Kristianstad: 34 people (2)
Helsingborg: 29 people (0)
Malmö: 70 people (5)
Lund: 29 people (9)
Trelleborg: 1 person (0)
Ystad: 1 person (0)
Total in Skåne: 164 people (16)
Source: Region Skåne