Covid-19-Krise : Sweden and corona: How the old have been abandoned
Sweden wanted fewer restrictions, but the elderly and immigrants have been dying disproportionately. This in a country that prides itself on its social justice.
Stockholm - Alan Shamoun lights a candle on his mother's grave at the Spanga Cemetery in northern Stockholm. The 39-year-old kneels amidst a new field of graves for people who have died in the corona pandemic. Many of the crosses bear Arabic or Romanian names. Immigrants like Shamoun's 78-year-old mother lie buried here. Another is Teresia Jarjis, a Christian who fled Iraq for Sweden in 1996. Her son removes the weeds between the heat-shaped gravestone and a statue of the Virgin Mary.