Sweden imposes fine for violation of COVID measures

11:10, 19 January 2021
Sweden imposes fine for violation of COVID measures Photo: Maxim Thor/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

Violation of measures to prevent the coronavirus pandemic in Sweden can be punished with a fine of 2,000 kronor ($238), according to the country’s prosecutor’s office.

The state prosecutor ruled that violations of the rules that may be introduced in connection with the interim law on COVID entail a fine of 2,000 Swedish kronor, TASS reports.

The interim pandemic law, which runs from January 10 to the end of September 2021, gives the Swedish government more options to combat the spread of the coronavirus. It allows closing gyms, sports facilities and shopping centers and imposing fines for violation of restrictions.

Last spring, Sweden became known as one of only two European countries that didn’t impose quarantine due to coronavirus (the second was Belarus). earlier reported that Sweden’s public health agency will start working with regions battling the worst coronavirus outbreaks to bring in local restrictions as the country toughens its approach to ward off a resurgence in infections.