Sweden and Coronavirus – level 1

01-06-2020 15:00

The coronavirus changes peoples’ lives. They cannot go to shops, cinemas, or restaurants. They must follow strict rules. However, Sweden’s rules are very different.

The Swedish government bans meetings of more than 50 people. Older people must stay home.

Shops and businesses in Sweden are open as usual. People can go to restaurants. People do not need to wear masks.

Life in Sweden looks normal. The government does not want to make strict rules. They say that strict rules are bad for Sweden’s economy. They say they are bad for people, too.

People in Sweden are happy. They do not like strict rules. They believe that Sweden’s strategy is good. However, Sweden has the highest number of COVID-19 deaths from all countries in northern Europe.

Difficult words: ban (to stop something officially), economy (business), strategy (how someone solves a problem).

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