Coronavirus Sweden: Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia test positive

Sweden‘s Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia have tested positive for coronavirus.  The pair, aged 41 and 35, are suffering ‘light flu symptoms’ and are isolating at their home in Stockholm with sons Prince Alexander, four, and Prince Gabriel, three. King Carl XVI Gustaf, 74, and Queen Silvia, 76, will now be tested … Read more Coronavirus Sweden: Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia test positive

Pug is left hanging in the air after owner goes up in an elevator while her pet was still outside

Going pup! Pug is left hanging in the air after owner goes up in an elevator while her pet was still outside Helena Isaksson was on her way back to her apartment in Stockholm, Sweden  She got into the elevator not realising that her pug Zimba was still outside   The elevator travelled upwards while Zimba … Read more Pug is left hanging in the air after owner goes up in an elevator while her pet was still outside

Sweden admits it is seeing no sign of herd immunity slowing the spread of Covid-19

Sweden has admitted it is seeing no signs of herd immunity slowing the spread of Covid-19 as the number of new infections soars. The Nordic country, whose approach to tackling the pandemic has garnered global attention, registered 17,265 new cases since Friday, according to its Health Agency on Tuesday.    The increase compared with 15,084 new … Read more Sweden admits it is seeing no sign of herd immunity slowing the spread of Covid-19

Covid-19: Sweden now has a higher infection rate than France or UK

Sweden now has a higher Covid-19 infection rate than both France and Britain after shunning lockdowns in favour of a ‘herd immunity’ approach to the pandemic. Hospital admissions for coronavirus patients have almost doubled each week in Sweden, with the country recording 208,295 cases and 6,406 deaths since the outbreak began. Though this is far fewer than in Britain, … Read more Covid-19: Sweden now has a higher infection rate than France or UK

Sweden now has a higher Covid-19 infection rate than France or Britain after shunning lockdowns

Sweden now has a higher Covid-19 infection rate than both France and Britain after shunning lockdowns in favour of a ‘herd immunity’ approach to the pandemic. Hospital admissions for coronavirus patients have almost doubled each week in Sweden, with the country recording 208,295 cases and 6,406 deaths since the outbreak began. Though this is far fewer than in Britain, … Read more Sweden now has a higher Covid-19 infection rate than France or Britain after shunning lockdowns

Doggone it’s a blast! In charge of a team of huskies in Swedish Lapland

Snow is falling steadily. It’s -15c, my hands are frozen and the icy windburn is cutting into my face. But I’m having the time of my life driving a sled hauled by six husky dogs across classic Arctic terrain. In front of us is a large frozen lake. Our instructor is far ahead on his … Read more Doggone it’s a blast! In charge of a team of huskies in Swedish Lapland

Coronavirus Sweden: ‘Wishful thinking’ left country exposed, as gatherings limited to 8

Sweden was left unprepared for a second wave of coronavirus because of ‘wishful thinking’ by its top virus expert, his predecessor has said. Annika Linde, Sweden’s state epidemiologist until 2013, said Anders Tegnell got it wrong when he predicted that herd immunity built up over the summer would protect the country when winter came.  That … Read more Coronavirus Sweden: ‘Wishful thinking’ left country exposed, as gatherings limited to 8

Coronavirus Europe: Draconian lockdowns slow down second waves

The European countries worst-hit by Covid-19 may already be over the peaks of their second waves thanks to draconian nation lockdowns being reinstated across the continent, data suggests.   After enjoying a lull in transmission throughout the summer and early autumn – thanks to the first round of nationwide shutdowns – most European countries were hit … Read more Coronavirus Europe: Draconian lockdowns slow down second waves

Coronavirus Sweden: Hospitals filling with patients at fastest rate in Europe

Lockdown-free Sweden is now seeing its hospitals fill with coronavirus patients at a faster rate than any other country in Europe.  The number of people in Swedish hospitals with the virus is now doubling every eight days, according to data from the European Centre of Disease Control, with 2,866 people currently in intensive care. That … Read more Coronavirus Sweden: Hospitals filling with patients at fastest rate in Europe

Murder suspect accused of killing brother of a reality TV star is remanded in custody

Third murder suspect accused over Christmas Eve assassination of the brother of a Real Housewives of Cheshire star Misse Beqiri is remanded in custody after being extradited from Sweden Estevan Munizaga will appear at the Old Bailey on Friday for preliminary hearing Flamur Beqiri, 36, was shot in front of his wife outside £1.5m home … Read more Murder suspect accused of killing brother of a reality TV star is remanded in custody