Many countries in Europe have introduced a strict lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). For example, here in the UK, the Prime Minister told the country that we must stay at home and not allowed to meet friends and family members who do not live in the same household.
However, Sweden is an outlier. After a long winter, people are enjoying the warm weather outside their home (BBC). Families are enjoying a night out with cinema and dinner (The Times). It’s not surprising to see Sweden’s mortality rate is continuing to climb more quickly than that of its Nordic neighbours. Maija Kaartinen also pointed out about the rise of intensive care treatment due to Covid-19 in Sweden compare to Norway, Denmark, and Finland in Swedbank daily Coronavirus briefing report on 8 April 2020.