The Swedes look to Europe as the lepers

Despite the optimism of Swedish scientists, the government will have to answer for and not imposed quarantine on the coronavirus. The opposition established a Commission to assess whether all has been done to protect the elderly in nursing homes, whether organized the work of doctors and why Sweden has ten times more infected and dead from COVID-19 than in Norway and Denmark. The EU demand from Swedish tourists tested negative on the COVID or sent to a two-week quarantine. And in the Swedish provinces, for example, on the island of Gotland or in the old town of Kalmar, in anticipation of vacationers from the capital in advance of deploying field hospitals.

the Øresund bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, there is a check of documents. The Danes passed the Swedes only of those regions where the low prevalence of coronavirus, for example, from the island of Gotland. Norway does not want to see neighbors.

the Norwegian Evelyn Jonsred even had to move to see my mom who lives on the other side of the border, in Sweden. “I decided to move to Sweden. In this case, I’m allowed to cross the border,” she says.

Finland has Swedish citizens, but only under the condition of a two-week quarantine, though for Danes and Norwegians it is optional. In the Scandinavian family discord. But in the other countries of the old world, the Swedes are not happy. The journalists of the newspaper Right?gens scent?Ter conducted an experiment and went as tourists on a trip through Europe. In Germany they tried to hide where they came from. And the hotel owner in the Netherlands and all journalists woke in the night with a question — shouldn’t they two weeks be quarantined?

– Being a Swedish tourist in Europe sometimes feel that you are treated like a leper.

Attempts to cheer up the nation and the Princess: she posted a photo of their children and urged the Swedes to enjoy a holiday in their country. On the eve of the regional Director for Europe said that in Sweden, as well as another ten fromTrani significantly accelerated the spread of the coronavirus. But for the main epidemiologist of the Kingdom Anders Tegnell already and who is not the authority. “Unfortunately, this is a completely incorrect interpretation of the data,” he said.

Sweden is a leader in its region and the cases COVID-19, and deaths. A 10-million country in recent days the number of infected has increased by almost a thousand people. Now there are more than 70 thousand exposed cases.

public criticism of the soft limits was made by the well-known writer, Elisabeth Asbrink.

“Sweden has a long tradition of trust in the state and the authorities, it is usually very good. This is exactly why I love this strange country. But this time it was the wrong trust, she said. All could see, looking at other countries that Sweden has taken a very controversial strategy against coronavirus, and in spite of this, a long time no one asked questions.”

If at the beginning of the epidemic the majority of Swedes have a positive perceived lack of quarantine, but today the level of confidence in the government fell.

Awful! This whole crisis! It’s very bad!

I’m one of those who almost died from this virus! So, Yes, people have a right to be angry at authorities who failed to cope with the situation.

How effective were the government’s measures will meet the independent investigation. Under pressure from the parliamentary opposition, Prime Minister löfven has announced the beginning of work of the special Commission. A preliminary report it should be until November 30.

And the question of open borders, the Swedish Prime Minister will discuss the first after the mode isolation internal EU summit on July 17. Because of the need to go to Brussels, Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen brings his own wedding:

“the meeting of the EU Council will be held at a time when we were planning the wedding. I need to remember about my work and about the interests of Denmark. I look forward to our wedding with Bo, which is fortunately very patient.”

But whether equally strong Northern passport Union — the prototype of the open EU borders? It is clear that the Swedish strategy for combating coronavirus, among other things, hit more and European good neighborly relations.