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Sweden to allow public gatherings of up to 500 people

Sweden to allow public gatherings of up to 500 people  China.org.cnView Full coverage on Google News

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STOCKHOLM, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) — Sweden’s Public Health Agency has recommended raising the maximum number of people allowed at public gatherings from 50 to 500, a piece of news that were enthusiastically greeted by organizers of sports and cultural events.

In a consultation response submitted to the government on Thursday, the Public Health Agency also recommended that participants in public events should be seated and keep a one-meter distance from one another in order to minimize the risk of infection.

In a statement published on its website, the Agency pointed out that the 50-person limit imposed in March involved a severe restriction on the right of assembly but that it was necessary in order to contain the spread of the…

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