The government of Sweden has warned that they might close all businesses and shut down parts of society at the possibility of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sweden is preparing to close gyms, restaurants and hair salons ahead of a feared third wave of virus infections.
According to the details, the country in January adopted a pandemic law giving the government new powers to curb the spread of the virus.
The country has never imposed the type of lockdown seen elsewhere in Europe.
Sweden has also introduced limits on the number of people allowed in sports centres, swimming pools and shopping centre.
It also recommended wearing face masks on public transport during rush hour.
The government has previously made preparations under the pandemic law to shut shopping malls if necessary.
However, it is now expanding to shut all commercial and service centres.
“In the event that the infection rate deteriorates drastically, the government will need to close some businesses,” the government said in a statement.
Furthermore, the country has been hit much harder by the pandemic and on Tuesday reported a total of 617,869 cases and 12,487 related deaths.