King of Sweden said in a new address that the country’s strategy to slow down the spread of COVID-19 had “failed” as the fatal count in the Scandinavian country continued to rise.
Karl Sixteenth Gustaf told residents of the country in his annual Christmas address that Sweden has suffered ongoing “heavy” losses due to the coronovirus epidemic and that it is “painful” that many of the loved ones out of the nearly 8,000 people who COVID-19 Were killed, unable to. Say goodbye to the person.
“I think we have failed. We have a large number who have died and it is terrible. This is something we all have to suffer, ”Raja said in the comments released on Thursday and will be broadcast throughout Monday, as translated by the Financial Times.
Sweden, unlike many of its fellow European countries, has opposed implementing a nationwide lockdown during the coronovirus epidemic.
However, Swedish authorities are reportedly considering implementing the lockdown as some of the country’s intensive care units reach capacity, The New York Times reported this week.
Sweden has reported about 1,700 COVID-19 fatalities in the last month, compared to about 100 deaths in Finland and Norway. Both countries account for about half of Sweden’s population.
King asked if he was afraid of being infected with coronovirus, adding that “recently, it has become more noticeable.” It has crepe and close. This is not what you want, ”according to the Financial Times.
Sweden’s top infectious disease specialist said at the end of last month that the country has not seen evidence of herd immunity slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Herd immunity is the point at which a disease stops spreading widely through a population because enough individuals are immune to it, either through recovering from an infection or through vaccination.