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“Cases must be reduced first and then measures must be relaxed”


First entry: Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 13:40

“Before the Norwegian government begins easing restrictive measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, rates of new covid-19 infections and hospitalizations must be reduced,” Prime Minister Erna Solmberg told parliament today.

Solberg presented a four-stage plan for easing measures in Norway and noted that the first three stages could be completed by the end of June, if there are no setbacks. However, the Norwegian Prime Minister did not specify how long the fourth phase will last, which includes some restrictions.

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“Before we open we must see a low and steady rate of new infections. “It is important that the number of hospitalizations be reduced from current levels,” he stressed. According to Norwegian government estimates, all adults over the age of 18 will have received the first dose of a covid-19 vaccine by the end of July, Solberg said.

The Norwegian prime minister originally planned to present his plans to relax the restrictive measures before Easter, but instead implemented stricter measures at the national level, such as banning the sale of alcohol in public places and imposing a 10-day quarantine on specialty hotels for returnees. holidays abroad.

Norway has recorded one of the lowest rates of infection and death from covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, but recently the country has seen a rapid increase in hospitalizations mainly due to the more contagious strains of the coronavirus.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 13:40

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