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Sweden, noted for its lax COVID-19 response, never mandated face masks. Now it's dropping its vague recommendation to wear one at all

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Sweden broke with most of the rest of the world and never mandated that people wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic. Now its even dropping its lose recommendation to use them.
Sweden's Public Health Agency said that its recommendation people wear face masks on rush hour on public transport ends on Thursday.
It had advised masking between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m, but only when people could not easily distance themselves from others.
There were no circumstances in which the government said people had to wear masks in other public places.
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