Cinemas in Oslo want to reopen: “You can’t keep everything closed”

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In Oslo, the cinemas have been closed since November 9. Now the cinema industry believes it is time to consider relief.

Infection rates in Oslo have been falling in recent weeks. On Sunday, 24 cases of coronavirus were registered in Oslo, the lowest number since October.

“How much lower must the infection rates be for the cinemas to be able to reopen? If the public is to take the infection control measures seriously, they must be perceived as understandable,” program director Christin Berg in the cinema chain Nordisk Film told newspaper Dagsavisen.

It feels pointless that the cinemas are closed while shops are open, Berg believes.

“The City Council of Oslo has previously emphasized that they are opposed to being closed for preventive reasons. You can not keep everything closed,” Berg added.

Oslo’s Cultural Councilor Omar Samy Gamal (SV) doesn’t see cinemas reopening soon.

“I do not consider it very realistic that cinemas will be allowed to reopen already this week,” he said, emphasizing that it is the government that decides the level of measures for the Ring 1 municipalities.

Oslo Municipality has convened a press conference on the corona situation at 3:00 PM on Tuesday.

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