Bill passed giving government power to shut shops & public transport, and fine those breaking social distancing rules.
Sweden did not manage to protect care home residents from COVID-19, which has caused thousands of their deaths, a commission has found.
The head of the local health services said 'enough is enough' and asked everyone to stop going to busy shops and bars.
Sweden has suffered many times more COVID-19 deaths than its Nordic neighbours, though not as many as Spain and the UK.
The country is suffering a second wave of coronavirus, with many times more cases than its Nordic neighbours.
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.
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.