Sweden to close high schools and universities over coronavirus Health workers fumigating.

Prime Minister Stean Lofven said Swedish high schools, universities, and adult education centers were recommended on Tuesday, to close and adopt distance education.

The Health Authorities adding said that the move was aimed at limiting the speed coronavirus was spreading and however, Lofven said it was expected of educational institutions to act on the recommendation.

The Head of the Swedish Public Health Agency, Johan Carlson, said the agency did not consider it was time to close primary schools or kindergartens, though there was a rise in the dissemination of the virus.

Carlson said it was likely the closures would be in place for several months.

Education Minister, Anna Ekstrom, underlined the fact that students were expected to study and not bunk off.