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Sweden Says They’ve “Failed” In Regards To COVID-19

Sweden Says They’ve “Failed” In Regards To COVID-19
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Leaders in Sweden say they’ve failed in regards to their coronavirus strategy.

During the countries yearly Christmas address, the king said that they have “failed” to keep their citizens safe from coronavirus; and described the heartbreak caused by a lack of restrictions.

Sweden, since the start of the outbreak, have been advised to socially distance from eachother, but that’s about the extent of their advise. Masks weren’t even made mandatory, and all hospitality businesses like bars and restaurants have been allowed to stay open.

In a speech translated by the Financial Times, The King said: “”I think we have failed. We have a large number who have died and that is terrible.

“The people of Sweden have suffered tremendously in difficult conditions. One thinks of all the family members who have happened to be unable to say goodbye to their deceased family members. I think it is a tough and traumatic experience not to be able to say a warm goodbye.”

These words were mirrored by the Prime Minister, who said: “Of course the fact that so many have died can’t be considered as anything other than a failure.”

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been nearly 350,000 cases recorded and more than 7,800 deaths related to coronavirus in Sweden.

The seemingly “failed” system has led leaders and authorities to consider the possibility of future lockdowns and restrictions in the country, but nothing has been announced as of yet.

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