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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Sweden continues to make the wearing of masks non-compulsory

Sweden continues to hold out against the Covid-19 pandemic trends, in this case, the wearing of face masks is non-compulsory in the country.

People continue to use public transport, shopping and going to school without a mask.

The country has had a consistently high level of community transmission as schools, businesses, cafes and restaurants remained open throughout the pandemic.

Sweden’s data however, seems to be pointing down as the number of cases in the country are on a steady decline.

As well as this, its R-number has remained under 1 since July.

Health agency director-general ‘Johan Carlson’ stated at a press conference on August 18th that there may be situations where face mask recommendations could be issued, such as doctor and dentist visits, and public transport.

State epidemiologist of the Public Health Agency ‘Anders Tegnell’ insists that scientific studies have not proven that masks are effective and that they can do more harm than good if used incorrectly.


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