On September 1, state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said in Aktuellt that the special recommendations that apply to people over the age of 70 will soon no longer be necessary.

But what will happen now that the spread of infection across the country has picked up speed again?

Johan Carlson, Director General of the Swedish Public Health Agency, responded to this in Thursday's Aktuellt.

- We continue to work with both opening up for sports and cultural events but also for those who are 70 plus.

For those who have special restrictions due to age, our ambition is that we should be able to have the same restrictions for all people who do not have special reasons.

The ambition is that as soon as we see that the situation has leveled off and is balanced, to then also let go of those restrictions, he says.

Have you said before in a couple of weeks?

- Yes, if it looks good, it is our ambition to come up with a message as soon as possible.

"The hope of a Christmas together is not out"

All those who hope to have as normal a Christmas celebration as possible with relatives and friends should not give up, says Carlson.

- You can socialize, but maybe not get very very close to each other, but have dinner and socialize inside the house should go well.

The hope of a Christmas together is not out, it's far to Christmas.

Just a few days ago, however, Tegnell went out and said in an interview with Dagens Nyheter that it is not a good opportunity to hang out with a lot of people at Christmas that you do not usually meet.

Carlson responded this way.

- Large family parties and meeting a lot of people is not a good idea for a long time to come.

A Christmas together must be subdued and it must not be too many people, says Johan Carlson.