Why is Sweden still faring BETTER in coronavirus crisis than Britain – despite having NO lockdown? Case backs claim social distancing and hand-washing was enough to flatten curve [LINK]

Sweden is piling up coronavirus cases more slowly than Britain – without the need for an economically crippling lockdown.

Over the last three days, Sweden added an average of 53 cases per million people, whereas Britain’s figure was 66 despite a shutdown which has now been in place for a month.

Britain’s three-day average has been consistently higher than Sweden’s since March 28, five days after Boris Johnson ordered the lockdown.

The death rates have also been similar despite the UK’s far more drastic restrictions. Britain’s average was higher yesterday but Sweden moved ahead today.