Swedish Prime Minister Anderson tested positive for COVID-19

Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson tested positive for COVID-19, her office confirmed on Friday.

Swedish leaders participated in parliamentary debates earlier this week with other leaders, and since then at least two other top politicians have also conducted positive tests.

Anderson is now “healthy” and continues to work from home, following government recommendations, according to her office, which speaks to the Swedish media.

Following Wednesday’s debate in Riksdag with 349 seats, Center Party leader Annie Löf and small Greens head Per Bolund also tested positive.

According to the Swedish broadcaster SVT, all other leaders in the debate conducted negative tests.

For most of the pandemic, Sweden stood out among European countries with a relatively hassle-free response.

The Scandinavian country was never blocked or closed. Authorities have emphasized personal responsibility, not government health measures.

Associated Press