The Scandinavian country’s health agency said 1.2% of the 120,000 COVID-19 tests carried out last week came back positive.
Schools, bars and restaurants have been kept open but Anders Tegnell said different choices would be made with the benefit of hindsight.
Figures show that despite a continuous fall in coronavirus deaths, only two countries are suffering worse daily death rates than the UK.
Infection rates in the Swedish capital are slowing because people have developed a resistance to the virus, the country's coronavirus strategy health chief claims.
The Swedish government maintains citizens can be trusted to exercise responsibility and will stay home if they experience any Covid-19 symptoms.
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg tells Yahoo News why she decided to change her Twitter bio to "criticism" from President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Thunberg said, "I changed it two times now to some of the criticism from very powerful people I have seen. ... Why not?"
Sweden has dismissed Donald Trump's demand to free US rapper A$AP Rocky.It comes after the president sent a barrage of angry tweets ordering the country to free the rapper after he was charged with assault.Sweden said that Mr Trump's tweets will not help free the rapper because the country's judicial system is independent from politics.The Swedish government said that it had repeatedly told the US president that his interventions would not help. But Mr Trump continued to tweet, with his latest post including an angry outburst at the country.Best known for his song "Praise the Lord", the 30-year-old performer, producer and model, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was detained about three weeks ago following a street altercation with two men in Stockholm on June 30. A$AP Rocky, who was charged on Thursday, will go on trial next week.Trump, who last week urged Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to free A$AP Rocky, fired off tweets on Thursday saying he was "very disappointed" in Lofven and demanding: "Treat Americans fairly!"Trump added: "We do so much for Sweden but it doesn't seem to work the other way around. Sweden should focus on its real crime problem! FreeRocky."A spokesman for the Swedish government said on Friday the government would not get involved in the case."Sweden and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven have been very clear in the dialogue with both the White House and directly with the American president, that in Sweden everyone is equal before the law and that the government cannot interfere in legal proceedings," the spokesman said in a text message.Mayers has said he is innocent and that the men provoked him and his two companions, who have also been charged with assault. If convicted, they could face up to two years in jail.Trump has said he would personally vouch for Mayers' bail. Sweden does not have a bail system.Former prime minister Carl Bildt told the daily Aftonbladet that Lofven was right not to comment further on the case."I think it's right of the government not to go into a mud wrestling match with Trump. That is his element, and should not be Sweden's," Bildt said.Mayers, also known by the pseudonym Lord Flacko, was in Stockholm to perform at the Smash hip-hop festival. His arrest forced him to cancel a dozen shows scheduled as part of his Europe tour.Additional reporting by Reuters
WikiLeaks said it has "grave concerns" about the state of health of Assange.
England fans urged people to climb on the ambulance that had been parked near Borough Market on Saturday.
Police said that the men - aged 18 and 29 - died as a result of their injuries overnight.
A man has reportedly been arrested after trying to carry explosives onto a plane in Sweden. The German national, said to be in his 20s, was pictured being led away by police at Landvetter airport in Switzerland (pictured above after a separate incident earlier this year) after apparently setting off airport scanners while trying to get on a flight on Thursday. According to some reports, police and bomb squads found several packets of the explosive TATP – nicknamed ‘Mother of Satan’ and often used by terrorists – in the man’s luggage and he was arrested on suspicion of attempted devastation endangering the public, which he denied.
Bosses of a Swedish department store rammed by a stolen lorry during an attack that left four people dead have apologised for a “bad decision” that saw it announce it would reopen to sell damaged goods at a “reduced price”. A statement posted on the Ahlens Facebook page said it regretted the announcement that it would reopen two days after the deadly attack. Four people were killed and 15 were injured when the lorry, hijacked from outside a nearby restaurant, crashed into the front of the store on Stockholm’s pedestrian Drottninggatan street on Friday afternoon.
Several people have died and more have been injured after a terror attack which saw a lorry plough into pedestrians in Stockholm.Police issued an image of a man they want to trace in connection with the outrage in a busy shopping district in the centre of the Swedish capital.Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said the incident appeared to have been “a terror attack” as p olice said the driver of the truck had fled.Despite earlier reports and pictures on social media, a police spokesman said there had been no arrests, adding: “For the moment police are searching for a person or persons.”
A Muslim school in Sweden has been criticised after a TV documentary showed it apparently segregating boys and girls on a bus trip. Stefan Lofven told reporters that the segregation was “despicable”. “This doesn’t belong in Sweden,” he said.
Gothenburg has been named the world’s most sociable city – after a new study examined the social behaviour and attitudes of locals in 39 global destinations.The study, commissioned by booking site HostelWorld, gave top spot to the Swedish city after it scored high for the way in which locals are likely to socialise with tourists – along with their ‘propensity to party.’And it seems like it could be a national thing too – Swedish capital Stockholm came second in the study, which involved interviewing some 12,888 residents.Here’s the overall top 10.
Anne Vadasz Nilsson, Director General of the Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate, says renewable energy sources, such as hydro and wind, accounted for 57 per cent of the country’s power production during 2016. MORE: What will actually happen when Donald Trump takes control of the nuclear codes? The top regulatory official told Reuters: “We are not densely populated, we have a lot of good places to put land-based large-scale wind and there is large potential for that in Sweden.
It’s impossible to visit Ikea and not try out all the furniture but the company has had enough of teenagers taking it too far. There has been a bit of trend of later of youngsters sneaking into Ikea stores and holding sleepovers.
This drone was capturing golfers at the Vadstena golf course. One golfer, however, became frustrated by the drone and her inability to hit a good shot, so she charged the drone and smashed it to the ground.
You might be in luck, with the possibility of a six-hour working day coming to the UK. Some companies in Sweden have already adopted shorter working days, finding it improves staff productivity and happiness as they have more time to enjoy their social lives. Liverpool-based company Agent Marketing has reportedly matched the model, saying staff were more refreshed and energised since their work day was reduced.