COVID restrictions hit Christmas tree lighting in Drøbak

Christmas treePhoto: Tim Mossholder / Unsplash

This year’s traditional lighting of the town Christmas Tree, in Drøbak, will be done ensuring COVID infection measures are met.

Coronavirus restrictions have hit the traditional lighting of a Christmas Tree in Drøbak. The lighting of the tree attracts many residents to the main square but, to ensure infection control measures, this year will see a Christmas atmosphere over many days instead of a one-off event.

“There will be no walking around the Christmas tree, and there will be guards who will encourage keeping a safe distance. All adults should wear a face mask, keep their distance, and avoid hugging and handshaking,” Frogn municipal chief medical officer Liv B.T Hagen told the newspaper Akershus Amtstidende.

Drøbak will not be the only place impacted by infection control measures as Nesodden’s Christmas tree lighting and traditional Christmas market will also be affected too.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #NorwayTodayTravel

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