Coronavirus: Sweden could have ‘herd immunity’ by next month, claims its infectious diseases chief amid as deaths stay low despite relaxed lockdown measures

Sweden could have ‘herd immunity’ by next month, claims its infectious diseases chief amid as deaths stay low despite relaxed lockdown measures [LINK]

Parts of Sweden could achieve ‘herd immunity’ as early as next month, the country’s leading epidemiologist has said as the death toll steadily rises.

The Government is holding out against a total lockdown despite growing calls for ‘rapid and radical measures’ to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

It has cancelled football games and closed university buildings. Restaurants, cinemas, gyms, pubs, and shops remain open.

Dr Anders Tegnell says immunity in Stockholm is ‘having an effect’ on virus.

The Government has largely resisted calls to impose EU-style lockdown.

Its death toll stands at 1,511, with 13,822 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

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