WHO commends the Swedish investigation
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus commends the Swedish initiative to start a corona commission. “Sweden has done something very important by starting an investigation to understand how the nation's strategy worked. WHO appreciates this initiative, which other countries should also learn from,” he says in an interview in Svenska Dagbladet. The Commission was appointed by the government on June 30 with the task of examining Sweden's handling of the corona crisis.

One in five wants to work more remotely
Almost every fifth person in Sweden (19%) states that they want to work more remotely after the corona crisis. Fewer people want to work less remotely (14%) while 48% want to work as they did before the crisis. The metropolitan regions stand out. Here, 52% worked remotely in March-May, compared with 36% in September-February. It’s also in the big cities more people want to work remotely - 28% versus 14% who want to work less. The survey was made by DN / Ipsos.


Corona virus update July 6:
A total of 5,433 people have died from covid-19 in Sweden as of July 6. Thirteen new deaths have been reported over the weekend, since Friday, according to the Public Health Authority. A total of 2,461 persons are in intensive care or have been in intensive care in Sweden. The total number of infected persons is now stands 73,061. “Our ambition is to flatten the curve to enable the healthcare system to handle the workload. We see that the burden is decreasing on healthcare,” Anders Wallensten, assistant state epidemiologist at FHM's said at a press conference last week.

Swedish instrument explores Venus
A Swedish-developed instrument will be used to explore Venus. The tool, VNA, has been developed by the Institute of Space Physics (IRF in Kiruna) and will be aboard an Indian spacecraft to be launched during the second half of 2023. The instrument will investigate how the charged particles from the sun interact with the planet's atmosphere. The aim is to gather new knowledge of why the earth and Venus, which were initially similar, evolved to become such different planets.