Sweden sharply limits gatherings as second COVID-19 wave swells

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    The Swedish government is imposing limits on the size of public gatherings, as coronavirus cases reach new daily highs in the country. It had famously resisted putting lockdowns in place and shunned the use of face masks before. But as nearly 6,5000 people die from COVID-19, it may be forced to rethink its once-unconventional approach. Al Jazeera’s Paul Rhys reports from Stockholm, Sweden. –

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