Sweden to Scrap All COVID Restrictions This Month, Has the Country’s Pro-Freedom Approach Worked?

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  • Source: Breitbart
  • 09/10/2021
Sweden has announced that it will be lifting all remaining coronavirus restrictions by the end of the month, following its Nordic neighbour Denmark which declared that the country would be returning to normal this week.

While Sweden placed emphasis on personal responsibility and shied away from introducing the draconian lockdown measures seen throughout much of the Western world, it is a popular misconception that it has not implemented some restrictions over the past year and a half.

Though there has been no blanket stay at home lockdowns and mask-wearing orders and social distancing has remained optional, the Swedish government has imposed curfews on certain businesses as well as shutting down sporting venues and public swimming pools.

During the winter wave of the virus, the government also banned alcohol sales after 10 p.m., reduced maximum permitted public gatherings from 50 to eight people, and switched many high schools to online teaching.