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MSB's work with handling the new coronavirus

No authority is singlehandedly responsible for Sweden’s handling of the coronavirus disease COVID-19. Instead, there are several parties involved that handle different parts thereof. Together, this forms Sweden’s preparedness.

Here you can find information from The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and others handling the new coronavirus covid-19.


16 December 2020
Time 14.20

Text message sent as planned

The sending of a text message to Swedish mobile subscribers yesterday went according to plan and no technical issues were reported. The majority of Swedish subscribers received the text message – just over 12 million text messages were sent out during the day.

11 December 2020
Time 13.35

Information on stricter regulations via text message

In order to reach more people with information on stricter regulations and general advice on our collective responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Swedish Public Health Agency (Fohm) and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) will send out a text message on Monday 14 December 2020 to all Swedish mobile subscribers.

17 November 2020
Time 13.57

Video for people with an intellectual disability about reducing transmission

The Swedish Agency for Participation, together with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency and the National Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities, has produced a video about the coronavirus directed at people with an intellectual disability.

10 November 2020
Time 15.09

MSB tasked with new communication efforts related to COVID-19

Due to the increasing spread of infection in Sweden this autumn, the Government has commissioned MSB, the Public Health Agency of Sweden, and the county administrative boards to coordinate, strengthen, and expand public information on the pandemic.

8 October 2020
Time 15.39

Focus on tens of thousands of food and medicine deliveries when Dan Eliasson visited Nacka municipality

The work performed by voluntary organisations is substantial and important. On Wednesday, MSB’s Director-General Dan Eliasson visited Nacka and the municipality’s local Red Cross to learn about voluntary work there.

Latest reviewed: 22 March 2021

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