Students study at home as high schools have been closed due to the coronavirus outbreak in Stockholm, Sweden. File/Reuters
Sweden extended distance learning for high school students and told public employees to continue to work from home, renewing measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic despite signs that infections are beginning to slow.
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“We can see a cautious downturn in the spread of infection in some regions, but the situation remains serious,” Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told reporters at a news conference.
The government, however, adjusted recommendations for high schools to allow a mixture of distance learning and normal lessons in school and extended a ban on sales of alcohol after 2000 by two weeks.