Lena Hallengren

Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs

Minister for Health and Social Affairs

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

“Health and social care must work, regardless of who you are or where in the country you live. I see this as my most important task for the coming years. It is about people in Sweden being safe in the knowledge that they can expect health and social care of the very highest quality. And we will deliver it.”

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  • Decisions and guidelines in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs’ policy areas to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus

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    Director-General of the Public Health Agency of Sweden Johan Carlson and Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren at a press conference on 1 April. Ms Hallengren urges everyone to take personal responsibility: “Keep your distance, refrain from non-essential travel in Sweden and do not visit older people. There is nothing more important than people’s lives and health.” Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    The Government continues to maintain a close dialogue with relevant expert government agencies on effective measures to counter the spread of the coronavirus, which can cause COVID-19. Read more below about the most recent recommendations and decisions in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs’ policy areas of public health, medical care, social care and social insurance.

  • Work in the areas of public health, medical care, social care and social insurance with regard to the COVID-19 virus

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      At a press conference about COVID-19 virus, March 13. Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Lena Hallengren, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans.

      Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

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      Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs.

      Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    There is now an ongoing outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Swedish Government is following developments carefully and is in continuous contact with the responsible authorities. Below is a selection of the Government’s decisions and initiatives that have been taken so far in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs’ areas.

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