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Almost the entire population has changed their behaviour due to the coronavirus pandemic

Published: 9 April 2020

The research company Kantar Sifo has been tasked with examining which changes Swedes have made to reduce the risk of being infected by the coronavirus or infecting someone else. Among other things, the results show that almost the entire population has changed their behaviour as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Videos on how we can slow down the spread of infection together now available in several languages

Published: 8 April 2020

On the county administrative boards’ common website, informationsverige.se, you can now find adapted information on the novel coronavirus for foreign-born persons and new arrivals. The material may be shared freely.

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The information campaign on the new coronavirus is launching

Published: 30 March 2020

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.

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Regulation on childcare for legal guardians working in essential businesses

Published: 27 March 2020

In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease, the Government or another principal may decide to close down schools and childcare services. MSB has prepared a regulation that clarifies which legal guardians’ children shall be offered childcare by their home municipality or the principal during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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

Published: 25 March 2020

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.

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Official information from the authorities handling the outbreak of the coronavirus

Published: 17 March 2020

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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Official information from the authorities handling the outbreak of the coronavirus

Published: 14 March 2020

The risk of contagion of coronavirus in Sweden is considered to be very high. The Public Health Agency of Sweden urges people with symptoms to avoid social contact to prevent the infection of others.

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A New Course to Strengthen Security Officials

Published: 12 February 2020

This week, MSB is hosting the first OSCE Security Officials Course, a joint long-term project between MSB and OSCE, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. The aim is to enhance the capacity of OSCE security staff.

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MSB on site in earthquake-stricken Albania

Published: 27 November 2019

On November 26, a major earthquake with several aftershocks struck Albania. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) quickly responded to a request from the EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) and has sent an expert to join a team of experts from other member states in the EU’s emergency response team.

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What is needed for evidence-based fire prevention work?

Published: 21 October 2019

Over two days, 30 participants from eight countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Germany) gathered in a workshop in Karlstad to encourage the development of evidence-based practice in the area of fire safety.

Latest reviewed: 19 June 2019

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