No alcohol after 8 pm – face masks obligatory on trains and buses
No more than four people together at a restaurant, no alcohol to be sold after 8 pm. And face-masks must be worn on trains and buses. That is what the government has stipulated.
Prime minister Stefan Löfven held a press conference on Friday. The new regulations come into force in 24th December. The requirement to wear a face mask on trains and buses will take effect from January 7th.
”Too many people spend time in shops and shopping centres”Johan Carlsson, director-general of The Public Health Agency of Sweden
– A maximum number will be introduced in shops, shopping centres and gyms. If that does not prove effective, the government has plans to close down the activities, says Stefan Löfven.
Minister of education, Anna Ekström, also announces that upper secondary schools will continue with remote tuition until 24th January.
”A face-mask should never be seen as a replacement or an alternative to keeping your distance”Johan Carlsson, director-general of The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Johan Carlsson, director-general of Folkhälsomyndigheten (The Public Health Agency of Sweden) says that the spread of infection is still at a high level.
– It is particularly important to keep the spread of infection down during the holiday period. Too many people spend time in shops and shopping centres, he says.
He encourages shopkeepers to have a quee system outside their premises, not to have any sales or attract costumers with reduced prices between Christmas and the of the holiday period.
– And a face-mask should never be seen as a replacement or an alternative to keeping your distance.
Find more information in different languages at krisinformation.se