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Inga-Lill Bengtsson: ”Raise your eyes, enjoy the smell of spring”

We're in the middle of a time of changes. Spring is in full bloom, and our hopes of a life after corona are growing. The rate of spread of infection is still high, but in Sweden we are slowly beginning to open up – and now, at long last, all the younger people will get their vaccination.
Kristianstad • Publicerad 8 maj 2021
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Inga-Lill Bengtsson, redaktör Kb Mosaik.
Inga-Lill Bengtsson, redaktör Kb Mosaik.Foto: Lasse Ottosson

Let's say it at once. Even though you and I have been vaccinated, we must still be careful. After your vaccination you have good protection against becoming seriously ill and dying from covid-19, but you can still spread the infection.

”Then the big group of people aged between 18 and 59 will be vaccinated”
Inga-Lill Bengtsson

In the middle of May Region Skåne will start phase four of its vaccination plan. Then the big group of people aged between 18 and 59 will be vaccinated.

– It feels really positive. We'll start with the 50-59-year-olds, says Maria Landgren, vaccination co-ordinator in Region Skåne.

New mural. The artist Kim Demåne will paint the wall of Västra Vallgatan 34 during the City Art Week, 17th-22nd May.
New mural. The artist Kim Demåne will paint the wall of Västra Vallgatan 34 during the City Art Week, 17th-22nd May.Foto: Andreas Blomlöf

When it is your turn to book a time for vaccination, log in to 1177.se.

A debate is in progress about the fact that there are not many places where you can be vaccinated. Two of the places are Qpoolen in Hässleholm and Kristianstad Arena. Socialdemokraterna want vaccinations to be available at Region Skåne's own health centres as well.

– It ought to be easy to get your vaccination, says Henrik Fritzon (S). Read more on pages 4-5.

At the same time the number of covid-19 cases is still growing. The number of covid patients in hospitals has risen. On 3rd May a total of 164 persons were being treated in hospital for covid, of whom 24 were in intensive care.

In the middle of May Region Skåne will start phase four of its vaccination plan.  Then the big group of people aged between 18 and 59 will be vaccinated.
In the middle of May Region Skåne will start phase four of its vaccination plan. Then the big group of people aged between 18 and 59 will be vaccinated.Foto: Michael Kappeler
”KDFF are off to a strong start”
Inga-Lill Bengtsson

Winter sports have taken a summer holiday. A lot of handball fans suffered when IFK missed the SM final. But the women's football season has started. KDFF are off to a strong start. Read more on page 17.

The lower football divisions are postponing the start of their season. The government has promised a relaxation of restrictions after 17th May – if the covid situation permits, that is.

”Who do you think should be awarded Kristianstad municipality's culture prize”
Inga-Lill Bengtsson

A lot of people spend their time on hobbies such as dancing, music, painting, filming and so on. Who do you think should be awarded Kristianstad municipality's culture prize (50,000 crowns) and culture award (25,000 crowns)? The prizes are handed over at the Kulturgalan in November.

The culture prize is awarded in co-operation with Kristianstadsbladet, and is given to someone who has made a valuable contribution to culture. The culture award goes to a promising young worker in the field of culture.

You can apply yourself, or nominate someone else, by 1st June at the latest. Read more here.

Four years ago Kim Demåne was in Bromölla to paint a wall at Ifö centre. During City Art Week , 17th-22nd May, he will paint a wall in Västra Vallgatan in the centre of Kristianstad.
Four years ago Kim Demåne was in Bromölla to paint a wall at Ifö centre. During City Art Week , 17th-22nd May, he will paint a wall in Västra Vallgatan in the centre of Kristianstad.Foto: Lasse Ottosson

Tips 1. Slow TV. For thousands of years elks have swum over Ångermanälven to reach their summer grazing grounds. Follow the big elk migration on SVT Play, slow-TV that has gathered millions of followers.

”The game is based on co-operation, that is, to get to grips with different illnesses”
Inga-Lill Bengtsson

Tips 2. Board games. Sales of board games have risen by more than 20 per cent in 2020. One of the most popular is – Pandemic. The game is based on co-operation, that is, to get to grips with different illnesses. Co-operation is never wrong.

Spring arrives earlier and earlier. The birches are flowering, the beech woods will soon be green and cowslips are blooming. Raise your eyes, enjoy the smell of spring and the great outdoors.