Swedish PM to nominate coronavirus inquiry earlier than summer time amid criticism

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Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Lofven on Monday stated the nation will launch an inquiry into its dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic earlier than the summer time.

The announcement comes amid worldwide criticism about Sweden’s tender approach to the virus and stress to behave sooner.

“We need to take an overall approach to see how it has worked at national, regional and local levels. We will make a decision for a commission before the summer”, Lofven stated in an interview.

Sweden opted to maintain most colleges, bars and eating places, in addition to its borders to neighboring international locations open. More than 4,400 Swedes have died from the virus, nearly 4 occasions the mixed complete of the opposite Nordic international locations. Nearly half of the deaths occurred amongst nursing home residents.

Last month, Sweden had the best variety of deaths in Europe per capita over a seven-day-period. Testing for Covid-19 has additionally run properly under the extent in different Nordic international locations, sparking criticism from opposition events.

As international locations began fastidiously reopening the borders in the direction of each other, information that Sweden’s neighbours may exclude the nation sparked outcry within the nation, with international minister Ann Linde calling the choice “political” and discriminatory.