COVID-19 pandemic: How to exit from lockdown?

COVID-19 pandemic: How to exit from lockdown?

April 28, 2020

The recent ”flattening of the curve” in many European countries has triggered a debate on how to exit from lockdowns. We believe we can learn some lessons by looking at the approaches adopted in the three Scandinavian countries.

In Denmark and Norway, the prompt containment measures introduced in response to COVID-19 have been similar. In contrast, the measures put in place in Sweden are different to its Scandinavian neighbours, with fewer and later restrictions overall. This is both reflected in health as well as economic data.

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