STOCKHOLM – A senior health official in the Swedish capital has said that a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic has hit Stockholm after a drop in cases after the New Year. Cases in the capital have been on the rise for three weeks.
“We don’t want to see a development where the need for health care is increasing sharply,” said Johan Bratt, director of health for the capital.
The last week of February saw 6,336 new cases, nearly double the 3,225 new cases recorded three weeks earlier.
Officials in neighboring Norway have said restaurants and gyms in some areas will be closed after virus outbreaks in the capital Oslo and elsewhere. The move comes after more cases of viral mutations have been reported in Norway. The changes apply from Wednesday.
MADRID – Spain has imposed a 10-day quarantine on travelers arriving from Colombia, Peru and eight African countries, in addition to maintaining the quarantine for arrivals from Brazil and South Africa over concerns about new variants of the coronavirus.
Spain’s official newspaper published the order on Wednesday imposing mandatory quarantine on those arriving from Colombia, Peru, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Comoros.
The quarantine order will take effect on Monday and last for 14 days, after which it may be extended. Spain’s health ministry reported on Tuesday it had detected 54 cases of the South African variant and 17 cases of the Brazilian variant.
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