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(Bloomberg) -- The prime minister of Sweden was forced to defend his Covid-19 strategy after opposition parties mounted a scathing attack on his government amid signs its handling of the pandemic has been fatally flawed. © Bloomberg Stefan Lofven, Sweden's prime minister, sits on the panel of the plenary session at the International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
With one of the world’s highest COVID mortality rates and Sweden’s chief epidemiologist admitting mistakes, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was the target of a series of rebukes during a debate among party leaders broadcast on Sunday night.
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Ulf Kristersson, the leader of the main opposition party known as the Moderates, said “there have been obvious, fundamental failures” in Sweden’s response to the pandemic.
Until now, lawmakers in Sweden had observed a tacit political truce when discussing the country’s COVID strategy. But that all changed last week, when state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell acknowledged that some of his decisions may have been misguided.
Since the virus hit, Tegnell has advised the government to leave most of society open, on an assumption that doing so would be more sustainable in the long run. Even more controversially, he has argued against using face masks, pointing to what he’s characterized as a lack of evidence that such coverings are effective.
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But at 4,694 deaths as of Monday, Sweden’s COVID mortality rate is now among the highest per capita in the world, and many times higher than in the other Scandinavian countries.
Lofven acknowledged that there was room for improvement, but said there’s no reason to abandon Sweden’s approach. “The strategy is the right one,” he said during the debate on Sunday.
Tegnell has also insisted his strategy remains appropriate. At a press briefing on Monday, he said a growing number of Swedes now have mild cases of the virus. That means Sweden will see “more cases for a period, but in the long term we will have better control of the pandemic,” he said, according to Dagens Industri.
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Filipino jeepney drivers show how safe distancing can be implemented inside their passenger jeepney through the use of plastic covers, wood and plastic pipes in Pasay, Philippines on June 8. For almost three months and counting, jeepney drivers have no income due to limits on public transportation as part of lockdown measures.
People get disinfected at a bus station in Tbilisi, Georgia, on June 8. The Georgian government has allowed the reopening of some types of hotels, domestic passenger traffic and exchange offices.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern takes part in a press conference about the COVID-19 at Parliament in Wellington on June 8. New Zealand has no active COVID-19 cases after the country's final patient was given the all clear and released from isolation, health authorities said on June 8.
Passengers arrive at Heathrow Airport, as England launches its 14-day quarantine for international arrivals, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, in London, on June 8.
Pupils at the Winnie Mandela Secondary School wait in line outside the school premises before classes resume in the Tembisa township, Ekurhuleni, South Africa, on June 8. Grade 7 and grade 12 pupils began returning to classrooms on June 8, after two and a half months of home-schooling.
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People enjoy warm weather by an embankment of the Moscow River during sunset in Moscow, Russia on June 7. The authorities in Moscow have eased the tight lockdown restrictions introduced in late March, due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
People exercise along the Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 7.
AEK Athens players wearing protective face masks, as play resumes behind closed doors against Panathinaikos in Athens, Greece on June 7.
Mehmet Usta, a 74-year former marathon runner wearing a protective mask and a face shield maintains social distance while waiting in line to enter a park, as senior citizens are not allowed to go out of their houses except six hours on Sundays, in Istanbul, Turkey on June 7. Writing in his face shield reads that: "Yes to face mask, social distancing, fine. No to staying at home."
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Yemeni seamstresses make protective masks at a textile factory in the capital city of Sanaa, on June 7.
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People enjoy at the beach on a hot day, in Antalya, Turkey on June 7.
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A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) speaks to a resident about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a check up camp at Dharavi on June 7, in Mumbai, India.
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Russian law enforcement officers wearing protective face masks, used as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease, walk at the annual Red Square Book Fair in central Moscow, Russia on June 6.
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Musicians perform next to Spanish artist Diego Velazquez's paintings as the Prado museum reopens, in Madrid, Spain, on June 6.
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Pressure is mounting on Lofven as Sweden’s response to the virus puts it on a dramatically different path from countries that adopted much tougher lockdowns. Swedes suddenly find themselves facing travel restrictions in the European Union due to the high infection rate in their country.
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A poll last week showed that Swedes’ confidence in their government’s handling of the pandemic plunged by almost 20 percentage points since April, to less than half the population. The figures suggest that political gains Lofven had made between November and May are unlikely to stick.
Lofven’s opponents are now seizing the moment to insist on change. On Sunday, the leader of the populist Sweden Democrats party demanded that Tegnell be fired.
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Ebba Busch, leader of the opposition Christian Democrat party, criticized Lofven for a lack of leadership.
“The Swedish government has deliberately allowed a large spread of the disease,” Busch said. “In a difficult crisis, we will always be leaderless as long as this government is in power.”
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