Ålesund advises inhabitants to keep one meter of distance from each other in public spaces

ÅlesundPhoto: Halvard Alvik / NTB
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On Wednesday, Ålesund Municipality issued a recommendation to inhabitants to keep a meter of distance in the public space due to the increased infection pressure.

On Tuesday, 34 new cases of infection were confirmed in the Municipality. The increasing number of cases worries the local authorities. 

“The infection pressure is increasing, and everyone must now make an extra effort, follow the infection control advice and keep a meter of distance from others when possible,” chief medical officer Eirin Steinsvik stated, according to the newspaper Sunnmørsposten.

According to the Municipality, there will be no requirement for nightclubs or restaurants to reduce the number of visitors. Still, the industry is encouraged to make arrangements so that customers can follow the advice and keep their distance.

Face masks

The Municipality also asks residents to consider using face masks when they are at events where it can be difficult to keep their distance.

So far, the crisis management team in the Municipality has only provided advice, but if the infection does not go down, it may be relevant to introduce stricter local measures.

“We do not want too intrusive measures in people’s everyday lives, and we therefore only issued advice in this round. But if there is no improvement, we will consider stricter measures,” municipal director Steven Hasseldal said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Ålesund advises inhabitants to keep one meter of distance from each other in public spaces"

  1. 1 meter! We have known since 9 March 2020 that the airborne virus can travel up to 3 meters, especially indoors without external ventilation. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3074351/coronavirus-can-travel-twice-far-official-safe-distance-and-stay

    And all the people wearing facemasks on the bus did not catch it.

    “We do not want too intrusive measures in people’s everyday lives, …”

    Well, since Norway is so well vaccinated, we probably won’t match Sweden’s bodycount (proportionately), but people are still going to be overloading hospitals and health personnel.

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