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Nordic Game commits to in-person event next month

NG20+ organizers plan for a "very limited number" of attendees for November 25 to 27 event in Malmö, Sweden

Nordic Game is among the first major conferences to return to in-person events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event's organizers today announced that they will host NG20+ at Slagthuset in Malmö, Sweden from November 25 to 27 while "upholding the strictest health and safety precautions."

The event will be livestreamed as well, but "a very limited number of NG20+ pass holders" will be admitted on-site for networking and talks.

Sweden's daily new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been trending upward since the beginning of September.

According to the World Health Organization's latest update, the country's 586 cumulative deaths per 1 million population is on the upper end of the European region. Among the 61 countries and territories comprising the region, Sweden trails only six by that statistic: the UK (643), Italy (604), Spain (722), Belgium (898), Andorra (764), and San Marino (1,238).

Sweden has not allowed lockdowns or required mask policies during the pandemic, but earlier this week it started allowing regional authorities to establish guidelines around high-risk activities like concerts or going to gyms. However, the country's Public Health Agency insisted it was not a lockdown, and there will be no fines for non-compliance.

A comparison of Sweden's COVID-19 cases provided by the Financial Times
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Brendan joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2012. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he was previously senior news editor at GameSpot in the US.