Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden examined optimistic for the coronavirus on Friday, days after her authorities launched new restrictions to stem a fourth wave of instances attributable to the Omicron variant.
A authorities spokeswoman, Darina Agha, stated that the prime minister “feels good concerning the circumstances” and that she’s going to proceed together with her work whereas isolating at residence.
A number of different Swedish officers have additionally examined optimistic 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 a surge in instances.
From Wednesday, eating places and bars should shut by 11 p.m. and restrict the scale of events to eight folks. Restrictions have additionally been imposed on public gatherings and occasions, together with requiring a vaccination card for folks attending occasions of greater than 50 folks.
Sweden, which stood out in Europe for its determination to not lock down early within the pandemic, is now recording a median of twenty-two,790 new virus instances per day, in keeping with Our World in Information. Final week, the Swedish well being authority reported 124,211 instances, greater than double the earlier week.