Sweden Coronavirus Regrets; Boris Johnson's Hong Kong Promise
Sweden's state epidemiologist has expressed regrets about not having tighter coronavirus controls. What's the reaction been in Sweden?
Well, the guy has been going somewhat back and forth over what he actually meant by that particular statement. But I think there's a general feeling, yes, we could have done things better that relates to testing and that relates to quite a number of other things. And there is a concern that as Europe is now opening up, Swedes are treated as slightly different, slightly more dangerous than people from other countries. There is concern over that.
Boris Johnson promised to open Britain for people fleeing Hong Kong. Will the UK actually see people resettle?
It relates to people that were given a special form of UK passport that so far has not given the right to move from Hong Kong to the UK. If there is a bad development in Hong Kong, he now opens up for them to be able to be free to move to the UK and settle down. Let's just hope that it doesn't come to that and that we can safeguard the rather special and free position of Hong Kong.