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The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) is responsible for issues concerning civil protection, public safety, emergency management and civil defence as long as no other authority has responsibility. Responsibility refers to measures taken before, during and after an emergency or crisis.

Taking part in a mission

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) looks for individuals who feel a strong commitment to their fellow man, and who want to develop their abilities and harness them for the benefit of the victims of conflicts and disasters.


30 March 2020
Time 15.00

The information campaign on the new coronavirus is launching

On 24 March 2020, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) was directed by the Government to carry out a major information campaign in order to provide coordinated information on the new coronavirus. The awareness action is carried out in cooperation with the Public Health Agency and the National Board of Health and Welfare. The goal is to reach as many as possible in Sweden’s population.
25 March 2020
Time 13.30

Strengthened voluntary support for municipalities with those in isolation due to the coronavirus

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) has, together with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKR), entered into an agreement with organisations within the civil society to support municipalities in helping people over the age of 70, or those belonging to another risk group, with grocery shopping and collection of medications during the corona pandemic. The goal is to offer voluntary support to all 290 municipalities.
17 March 2020
Time 11.58

Official information from the authorities handling the outbreak of the coronavirus

The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that Sweden’s upper secondary schools, municipal adult education, vocational higher education and higher education institutions move to online and distance learning.
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