Sweden should have clamped down harder as Covid hit

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Sweden should have adopted tougher early measures and the government assumed clearer leadership as Covid-19 hit, though the mostly voluntary no-lockdown strategy was broadly correct, a commission reviewing the pandemic response said.

Sweden polarised opinion at home and abroad with its handling of the pandemic, opting against the lockdowns implemented by many countries and adopting a largely voluntary approach of promoting social distancing and good hygiene, according to Reuters.

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