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Sweden, which has shunned lockdowns throughout the pandemic, has registered 16,427 new Covid cases since Friday, health agency statistics showed on Tuesday.

The figure compared with 14,063 cases during the corresponding period last week, Reuters reports.

A new law announced today makes mask wearing outdoors, including on beaches and at swimming pools, obligatory throughout Spain, even in situations where social distancing is not an issue.

The regulation, which has been in force in Catalonia since last July, is now being extended to the entire country.

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