Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden examined constructive for the coronavirus on Friday, days after her authorities launched new restrictions to curb a fourth wave of circumstances pushed by the Omicron variant.
A authorities press secretary, Darina Agha, mentioned that the prime minister was “feeling effectively contemplating the circumstances” and that she would proceed her work whereas isolating at house.
A number of different Swedish officers have additionally examined constructive for Covid since attending a parliamentary debate on Wednesday. Members of the nation’s royal household, together with the king, queen and crown princess, additionally contracted the virus this month.
The nation launched new guidelines this week to curb an increase in circumstances.
Beginning Wednesday, eating places and bars have been required to shut by 11 p.m. and restrict the scale of events to eight folks. Restrictions have been additionally imposed on public gatherings and occasions, together with a vaccination certificates requirement for these attending occasions of greater than 50 folks.
Sweden, which stood out in Europe for its determination to not introduce a lockdown early within the pandemic, is now averaging 22,790 new virus circumstances per day, in line with Our World in Knowledge. Final week, the Swedish Well being Company reported 124,211 circumstances, greater than double the earlier week’s determine.