Sweden faces tougher economic setbacks than Denmark due to coronavirus despite lenient strategy

Denmark and Sweden went in different directions when the coronavirus pandemic reached Scandinavia - but what does this mean for the economy in the two countries? PolicyWatch has examined which economy can go the distance during the crisis.
Photo: Jens Dresling
Photo: Jens Dresling
BY ANDREAS LØNSTRUP AND DIDDE VENZEL LINDHOLDT

While Denmark has been partially shut down for six weeks in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, its Swedish neighbors have generated international attention by following a more relaxed strategy, where the education and business sectors have remained open to a far larger degree.

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