Stockholm, June 3 (Sweden) – On Thursday, a parliamentary committee unanimously condemned the Swedish government’s management of the COVID pandemic.
5 of the Committee on the Constitution’s 17 members are from the governing Social Democratic Party (SAP).
The deputies discovered that, in addition to criticizing the Swedish government’s crisis management, the government had hampered the efforts of the independent Corona Commission to investigate the government’s management of the pandemic.
Because no memorandums were taken until earlier this year, the committee determined that the govt did not adequately record its work.
When reviewing the government’s response to pandemic, the Corona Commission concluded that a lack of documentation was a problem.
In February of this year, the Corona Commission issued the final report, concluding that the Swedish government’s response to the pandemic was very slow and lacked leadership.
The Swedish National Audit Office also issued a report criticizing the government’s actions 2 weeks ago.
“Prior to the pandemic, the govt and authorities hadn’t made enough preparations to effectively secure the availability of protective equipment at the time of crisis,” the organization stated in a press release.
“Municipalities and Regions are responsible for securing personnel from virus and must therefore keep emergency protective equipment on hand,” the document stated.
The number of COVID-19-related casualties in Sweden’s 10.4 million population has recently crossed 20,000, according to the Swedish Public Health Agency.
As of April 1 of this year, Sweden does not classifies COVID-19 as a “danger to society,” and the associated restrictions have been lifted.
However, the Public Health Agency stated in May of this year that it was ready to implement new COVID-19 control measures if the country was struck by a fourth wave.