Sweden, whose controversial softer approach to curbing Covid-19 has received worldwide attention, has said it would keep encouraging people to work from home when possible, as the country passed 80,000 recorded cases, AFP reports.

The new recommendation, which is directed at those “who have the possibility to work from home”, will remain in place until the New Year.

Aimed in part at reducing crowding on public transport, the measure is designed to make things easier for those who need to physically go to work.