01 February 2020 – Coronavirus classified as an illness posing danger to the public & society

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives; Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Public Health Agency

Overview: Swedish government classifies the coronavirus as an illness that is dangerous to society
Full details here: https://www.krisinformation.se/en/news/2020/february/the-swedish-government-classifies-the-coronavirus-as-an-illness-that-is-dangerous-to-society

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: A contingency measure in order for agencies to be able to make quick decisions about quarantine if necessary.