January 23rd local time, Norwegian Radio and Television (nrk) reported that from January 23, very strict control measures will be imposed on 10 cities, including the capital Oslo.
Health Secretary Bent Høie said at a press conference that new measures will be taken to combat the outbreak of the mutant COVID-19 virus in 10 cities including Oslo.
This is a very serious situation, and we must do everything we can to stop the outbreak.
Everyone living in the area will put in the effort in the next few days, which is the effort of the whole country.
“It’s not yet certain how much the mutant COVID-19 virus has spread to other cities,” Hoyer said.
The Norwegian government imposes the following regulations on 10 cities, including the capital Oslo: Indoor and outdoor activities except funerals are strictly prohibited, employers must ensure that employees work from home whenever possible, shops are closed (except grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations), and leisure activities (choruses, theaters, etc.) are stopped.
In addition, the following businesses and venues must be closed: restaurants (but takeout can be sold); sports venues such as gymsiums, swimming pools, water parks, spa facilities and hotel swimming pools; libraries; amusement parks, game halls and similar places for entertainment and leisure activities; museums; cinemas, theaters, music Meeting places and similar cultural and recreational places;
Distance learning will be carried out at the age of high school and above.
The municipal infection control agency can decide whether to close primary schools and kindergartens.
Everyone living in the area will also be asked not to go to other cities.
At the same time, the requirement for a negative nucleic acid test produced before entering Norway has been changed from 72 hours to 24 hours.
The new measures will take effect on January 25.