Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Sweden

Sweden halts use of Moderna vaccine for young adults

Authorities cite evidence of an increased risk of side effects such as myocarditis and pericarditis.

Prophet Muhammad cartoonist dies in car crash

Lars Vilks had been under police protection since his 2007 cartoon of Prophet Muhammad with a dog's body prompted outrage among those who consider depictions of the Muslim prophet deeply offensive or blasphemous.

Swedish prisoners take guards hostage, demand pizza as ransom

According to Swedish media reports, the hostage-takers made two demands – a helicopter to escape and 20 pizzas for the other inmates.

Afghan youth gets life for Swedish stabbings

He attacked seven strangers with a kitchen knife 'because he was so upset' about something he regarded as blasphemous.

Sweden sees first case of baby infected with Covid-19 in the womb

The baby was also found to have developed its own antibodies against the virus.

Terrorism suspected after mass stabbing in Sweden

Police initially said they had classified the attack as attempted murder but later announced they had opened a terrorist investigation.

Sweden scraps relaxed approach to pandemic on fears of third wave

The country has never imposed the type of lockdown seen elsewhere in Europe, and until now prioritised social distancing over the use of face masks.

Tiger euthanised in Covid-19 outbreak at Swedish zoo

Three gorillas at a California zoo are recovering from the virus in what experts believe is the first known case of transmission to primates.

Sweden passes pandemic law for broader shutdown powers

The new law will enable the government to close businesses, shopping malls or public transport, and to impose limits on the number of people allowed in specific public places.

Sweden U-turns on face masks in virus fight

The number of deaths in Sweden reached 7,993 on Friday, with more than 500 people in the past week and nearly 2,000 since the beginning of November.

As deaths keep soaring, Swedish king says country failed to protect its people

Throughout the pandemic, Sweden has never imposed a nationwide lockdown or the wearing of masks, and bars and restaurants have remained open.

Swedish mum arrested after ‘lost’ son found locked up for decades

She has denied false imprisonment and grievous bodily harm, after her son was missing for around three decades.

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