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Sweden’s rule of eight marks a change of strategy

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images)

Sweden has been pretty much the only country in the world to have responded to coronavirus using a voluntary system: advising, rather than instructing, the public. But this has changed today with Stefan Löfven, the Prime Minister, saying he will pass a law to introduce a ban on gatherings of eight people or more.

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