The government will tomorrow, Thursday, decide to abolish all mandatory restrictions due to the corona pandemic.
A press conference will be held with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Social Affairs, Expressen learns.
The restrictions thus expire on 9 February.
The decision to lift the restrictions will be made by the government on Thursday morning, and Sweden will thus follow Denmark and Norway, which recently announced the same thing.
This means that all mandatory restrictions will be lifted in one week, on 9 February.
However, the general advice available, including staying at home if you are ill, is maintained, and special caution should be applied by the unvaccinated.
The opposition is informed
The fact that the government is now making the decision, despite a continued very large spread of infection, is due to the fact that the situation in healthcare is considered stable, according to Expressen’s information. And that omicron is significantly milder than previous variants. In addition, vaccination coverage is considered to have reached a sufficiently high level.
A press conference will be held on Thursday morning with Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, Minister of Social Affairs Lena Hallengren and the Public Health Agency’s Director General Karin Tegmark Wisell.
The opposition, as well as representatives of the country’s regions and municipalities, are now informed of the historic decision.
Minister of Social Affairs Lena Hallengren and Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson refuse to comment on Expressen’s information via their respective press secretaries. The Swedish Public Health Agency also declined to comment.