World health organization (who) special envoy Dr David Nabarro praised Sweden for introducing soft restrictions as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. He stated this in an interview with radio station Magic.
According to him, the Swedish strategy to combat coronavirus should become an example for other countries in the long term. He noted that the key to defeating COVID-19 is trust between the authorities and the population. “In Sweden, the government was able to trust the public, and the public was able to trust the government,” Nabarro explained.
He called the approach of the authorities of this country to fight the spread of the coronavirus correct and correctly perceived by the population. Sweden, according to Nabarro, relied on the consciousness of citizens and did not introduce strict quarantine measures. Other countries should follow the same policy in the future. According to the who special envoy, strict quarantine is a “crude tool” that seriously affects the income of people and small businesses.
Earlier, Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson said that the country’s refusal to quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic promises the country a new benefit: it allowed not only to slow the fall in GDP, but also gave the Kingdom the opportunity to completely restart the economy. So, according to the most recent forecast for the Swedish economy, its GDP will sink by 4.6 percent this year, and in 2021 it will grow by 4.1 percent.