OREANDA-NEWS. Sweden has been lifting almost all restrictions imposed in connection with the coronavirus pandemic since Wednesday, September 29, Swedish TV channel SVT reported. Among other things, restrictions on the number of participants in public and private events are lifted, and the recommendation to work remotely ceases to apply.

At the same time, those who have symptoms are advised to stay at home and be tested for coronavirus. People who have not been fully vaccinated are advised to keep a distance and avoid crowded events.

«Everything that is being done now is based on the fact that Sweden has a high vaccination rate. For us to feel safe, it must be even higher. If you haven't been vaccinated yet, then it's time to do it now», said Anders Tegnell, Sweden's chief state epidemiologist. According to the Swedish Public Health Agency, 83.6% of the country's residents received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, 76.5% were fully vaccinated. In total, 1,151,173 cases of coronavirus have been detected in Sweden since the beginning of the pandemic, and 14,850 people have died from the effects of infection.

Back on September 25, Norway lifted most of the anti-coronavirus restrictions. «As a society, we have to learn to live with the virus. Therefore, it is important that those who have not been vaccinated do so», said the country's Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The Danish authorities have lifted all coronavirus restrictions since September 10. The government has stated that it no longer considers SARS-CoV-2 to be a dangerous infection for society.