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Sweden

2020

16

Jun

Swedish Prime Minister Defends COVID-19 Response

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven defended his country’s strategy in fighting the spread of COVID-19, pushing back on the notion Sweden has taken a “business as usual” attitude toward the pandemic. Speaking to foreign correspondents Friday in the capital, Stockholm, Lofven insisted life is not carrying on as normal in Sweden, as he said its […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: AA , Voa News

04

Jun

Swedes invited to online protest over the killing of George Floyd

Thousands of people have said they will join an online protest in Sweden today in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, to protest against the killing of black American George Floyd by police in the US. The demonstration – which is set to take place online – is being organised by Aysha Jones together […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: AA , THE LOCAL

20

May

Anger in Sweden as elderly pay price for coronavirus strategy

It was just a few days after the ban on visits to his mother’s nursing home in the Swedish city of Uppsala, on 3 April, that Magnus Bondesson started to get worried. “They [the home] opened up for Skype calls and that’s when I saw two employees. I didn’t see any masks and they didn’t […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: SABAH , The Guardian

11

May

Sweden admits failure to protect elderly in care homes

Bjorn Branngard’s mother died in a Stockholm nursing home where five of the eight people in her section and more than a third of residents have so far succumbed to the new coronavirus. “They didn’t have time to take care of my mother,” he told AFP. Her coronavirus test came back negative two days after […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: SABAH , Bangkok Post

04

May

Sweden leaving elder COVID19 patients to die, care worker says

Nursing homes are offering morphine to elder COVID-19 patients instead of admitting them to hospitals and providing ventilators, one care worker has said, noting that such treatment results in a painful death. Latifa Löfvenberg, who worked in one of the country’s many nursing homes, told BBC reporter Jon Tallinger in a Youtube program that elder […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: TRT HABER , DS

27

Apr

Turkey brings COVID-19 patient home from Sweden for treatment

Turkey on Sunday brought home one of its citizens from Sweden who contracted coronavirus but was not given treatment. A Turkish air ambulance left Malmo Airport at 9 a.m. local time (0700GMT) and arrived at the Ankara Esenboğa Airport at 1:30 p.m. local time (1030GMT). After routine health checks, the patient Emrullah Gülüşken, 47, and […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: TRT HABER , DS

11

Apr

81-year-old Kovid-19 patient died in Sweden

In the city of Södertalje, Sweden, a new type of coronavirus patient, who was not taken into intensive care despite an empty bed, lost his life to 81-year-old Syriac-born Hanna Altınsu. According to the news of the Swedish state television SVT, Hanna Altınsu was not taken into intensive care and lost her life, although there […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: AA

10

Apr

Elderly Coronary Virus Cases Allegedly Not Intensive Care in Sweden

The increase in coronavirus cases also puts excessive strain on countries’ health systems. One of the controversial claims was made in Sweden, which is one of the countries whose health system has come to the point of collapse. The new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic that brings life to a halt worldwide is also testing […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: AA , SOMAG NEWS

08

Apr

Sweden’s less stringent measures to change

Sweden remained rare country, not imposing lockdown or closing of schools, cafes Even as the death toll in Europe due to the global COVID-19 pandemic has reached 40,000, Sweden has so far not enforced strict social distancing measures. The Scandinavian nation remains one of the rare countries with relaxed measures. It has so far not […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: EN , AA

08

Apr

A municipality in Sweden wants money for transporting seniors’ bags

Kerstin Hedman (92) is living alone in Sundsvall, Sweden. She has heart disease. She doesn’t want to go to market because of coronavirus. She wanted help from Sundsvall Municipality. Hedman:” I m living alone and there is no one to help me in this building. I m going to market alone. I am paying 370 SEK (250 Turkish Lira) […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: AA