July 25, 2024

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Sweden has Avoided a Coronavirus Lockdown. Its Economy Is Hurting Anyway.

MOTALA, Sweden—While substantially of Europe and the U.S. have endured rigid authorities-imposed lockdowns, Josefine Sandblom has been free to savor the Scandinavian spring and lounge in restaurants in her hometown below, a well-liked lakeside getaway place.

But Ms. Sandblom, like lots of Swedes, has picked not to. She retains 6 ft absent from colleagues in the manufacturing facility where she performs and stays property the relaxation of the time. She takes a dim check out of the youthful men and women crowding bars in the funds, Stockholm.