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VIRUS DIARY: Sweden stayed open. I stayed at home.


STOCKHOLM (AP) — Early April.

A buzz of my phone. "Free for a walk?" asks a friend. Another notification. "Coffee on Wednesday?" "Come for drinks!"

I'm at a loss. I'm working remotely from Stockholm, out of the London office. Long shifts producing stories on how swaths of the world's population are staying home to keep the virus at bay and quash staggering death counts.

But outside my door, I'm confronted by a different reality. Sure, university students are distance learning, travel is discouraged and many are working from home. But plenty of my friends are working normally. When I cycle...

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