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Swedish PM, others test positive after debate in Parliament

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersen’s office says she has contracted COVID-19. have tested positive for

STOCKHOLM – Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has tested positive for COVID-19, her office said on Friday.

His office told Swedish news agency TT that Andersen “is following the current recommendations and will work from home.” Anderson is doing fine, his office said.

After Wednesday’s debate in the 349-seat Riksdagen, center party leader Annie Loof and smaller Green party chief Per Boland also tested positive. Later, while talking to the media, he started coughing.

On Twitter, Bolund wrote on Thursday that a quick test gave him the result and that he immediately went into isolation as recommended by the Swedish Public Health Agency.

Swedish broadcaster SVT said other party leaders participating in the debate have all tested negative.

Former finance minister, Andersen became Sweden’s first female prime minister in November. She is the leader of Sweden’s largest Social Democratic Party.

Ahtisari, who was the head of state of the Nordic country from 1994-2000, also contracted the disease in March 2020.

Winner of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize for his work resolving international conflicts, he has Alzheimer’s disease and has withdrawn from all public activities.


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