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Coronavirus measures to continue

Coronavirus measures to continue

Foto: Jan Richard Kjelstrup/Arbeids- og sosialdepartementet

The Government is continuing all the measures implemented to combat the coronavirus outbreak in Norway until over the Easter holiday, through 13 April.

On 12 March 2020, the Government introduced a series of measures in the hope of curbing the spread of the virus. These are the strongest and most sweeping measures Norway has seen in peacetime.

Day-care centres, schools and universities are closed, as are large and small businesses, restaurants, fitness centres and concert venues. Many stores and businesses are without customers as a result of infection control measures.

‘The measures we have imposed appear to be slowing transmission of the virus, but we need more time to see what effect they are having. The Government has adopted a strategy to limit the spread of infection that entails ensuring that infected persons only transmit the virus to a maximum of one other person. If this succeeds, the health service will have the capacity to help all who need it,’ Prime Minister Erna Solberg said.

It is too early to conclude whether the measures being implemented are effective. The Government is therefore continuing the stringent measures, initially through 13 April 2020 (inclusive). The top priority is ensuring that those who become seriously ill, whether from the coronavirus or other causes, can get the help they need in the health service – and that the health service does not become overloaded.

See the complete overview of  national measures (regjeringen.no, in Norwegian) introduced by the Norwegian authorities to deal with the coronavirus situation.

The information is gathered from The Norwegian Governments website www.regjeringen.no
You can read the whole press release here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/coronavirus-measures-to-continue/id2694682/