With many countries in Europe that announced a severe lockdown on the movement of their citizens, Sweden has taken a slightly different approach. Former World No. 2 Magnus Norman provided an update on what he has been observing in Stockholm on his Twitter account.
Norman is a former finalist at the French Open and is currently the coach of Swiss player Stan Wawrinka. On Monday, Sweden reported 2,016 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and many people are wondering if they should be taking a more stringent approach like other European countries, such as Italy and Spain.
Sweden has taken a slithly more modest appoach to fighting the virus. Everything is still open. Schools open. But people who are sick should stay at home and not come back until ok +2 days. People older than 70 should stay at home.
— Magnus Norman (@normansweden) March 24, 2020
Right or wrong i dont have the knowledge🤷🏼♂️ — Magnus Norman (@normansweden) March 24, 2020
The 🇸🇪 Public Health Authority writes that "physical activity is good for public health, sports and exercise should continue"
The authority's recommendation is that training, matches and local cups do not have to be canceled due to the corona virus. — Magnus Norman (@normansweden) March 24, 2020
All professional sports leagues cancelled in 🇸🇪 and more acute spaces in Stockholm are beeing built ad hoc as a precaution measure — Magnus Norman (@normansweden) March 24, 2020
Thanks to all people working in hospitals and intensive care at this period.
YOU are true heroes🙏🏻 — Magnus Norman (@normansweden) March 21, 2020