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.
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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