Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation on company initiatives during the virus outbreak

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Listen to the Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, Ibrahim Baylan, talk about company initiatives during the virus outbreak.

Some two weeks ago, Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren and I invited a large number of companies to come and discuss how they can help. This would be by increasing the production of protective equipment and, if companies do not already produce this equipment, how they can switch to this. So what do they need to do?

Since then, we have seen a large number of companies doing their utmost to help in this very difficult corona crisis. By increasing production, putting in more staff to help out and switching their own production to produce equipment and help the health care sector fight this virus.

I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. We are in a situation where we all need to help. We will try and highlight this. I myself have seen companies such as Scania Bactiguard, Sekab and Absolut helping to try and produce goods and products they have not previously produced, just to help out in the situation we are now in. Keep up the good work and many thanks!

The Government, together with the Centre Party and the Liberal Party, is working intensively to mitigate the impact of the corona crisis on jobs and business. We have presented a large number of proposals in recent weeks. These are proposals to mitigate the impact in terms of costs for businesses and strengthened liquidity. On government.se, verksamt.se and tillvaxtverket.se you can find more information about these proposals and what you should do. We are trying to get things moving swiftly, but not everything is up and running yet. Keep following these websites. We will post information as soon as it is ready so that we can – as far as possible – mitigate the impact on our country, together.

/Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, Ibrahim Baylan