Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden examined optimistic for the coronavirus on Friday, days after her authorities launched new restrictions to curb a fourth wave of instances pushed by the Omicron variant.
A authorities press secretary, Darina Agha, stated that the prime minister was “feeling properly contemplating the circumstances” and that she would proceed her work whereas isolating at residence.
A number of different Swedish officers have additionally examined optimistic 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 introduced new rules this week to curb an increase in instances.
Beginning Wednesday, eating places and bars have been required to shut by 11 p.m. and restrict the dimensions of events to eight folks. Restrictions had 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 choice not to introduce a lockdown early in the pandemic, is now averaging 22,790 new virus instances per day, in line with Our World in Information. Final week, the Swedish Well being Company reported 124,211 cases, greater than double the earlier week’s determine.