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Swedes revel in country’s light touch, but outsiders not convinced

In Sweden, which has taken a light touch strategy to the coronavirus, new infection rates are as low as 300 a day, proportionally 20 times lower than in France. The death rate, however, has been ten times that of neighbouring Finland and Norway. As FRANCE 24’s Catherine Norris Trent and James Andre report, it’s a system that relies on self-discipline, but has not been without its critics.