Swedish News, April 30:

Border controls extended again. Corona tests greatly expanded in May. 124 new deaths - a total of 2,586. Men are hit harder than women. 

  • Border controls extended again
    The internal border controls that have been in use since the refugee crisis in November 2015 have once again been extended. The government has decided that border controls should continue until November 11, as there is "a serious threat to public order and internal security in Sweden,” informs the Government Offices. Temporary internal border control - which is an exception to the Schengen rules - means that the police can routinely check the identity of people crossing the country's borders, without the need for a criminal suspicion.

  • Corona tests greatly expanded in May
    By mid-May, 100,000 people a week will be tested for covid-19. That is four times more than today, said Social Minister Lena Hallengren at a press conference together with the Director of Public Health Johan Carlsson. The first priority is primarily patients who need medical care, housing in special housing and risk groups.

  • 124 new deaths - a total of 2,586
    The latest public health statistics show that a total of 2,586 people have died from covid-19 in Sweden. This is an increase of 124 people over the past 24 hours. Among the deceased are 1,120 women and 1,466 men. Most of the deceased are in the age group 80-89 years. The updated figures also show that a total of 21,092 have been confirmed infected by the corona virus in Sweden. A total of 1,476 people received or received intensive care.

  • Men are hit harder than women
    Although men and women are equally susceptible to the coronavirus, men are hit harder. Differences in immune system and high levels of the enzyme ACE2 are believed to be part of the explanation, writes Frontier of Health's. The study shows that 70 percent of those who died of the virus in China were men. Swedish intensive care units see a similar trend. Among the patients who do not belong to the older risk group, three-quarters of those in intensive care are men.