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Sweden considers local lockdowns to beat coronavirus

Sweden will shift away from its early coronavirus strategy of opting against lockdown measures and instead embrace restrictive measures.

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This is compared to 71, 40 and 25 cases per million in Denmark, Finland and Norway.It will give local authorities the power to strongly recommend people to avoid busy public places like shopping centers, museums, gyms, concerts, and sports matches.

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