Ålesund, Sula, and Giske ban events and alcohol serving

ÅlesundPhoto: Paul Kleiven / NTB

Due to an infection spike, Ålesund, Sula, and Giske decided to ban events and alcohol serving from night to Tuesday.

In addition, gyms, swimming pools and other cultural and entertainment venues must close. The measures will be in force until May 10.

“We have experienced a spike and the most serious situation we have had so far in the pandemic,” Ålesund Mayor Eva Vinje Aurdal (AP) said while introducing the new measures on Monday afternoon.

Those who can do so will also have to work from home. Mandatory face masks have also been introduced.

Exceptions for certain events

Organized sports and leisure activities for adults indoors are being stopped for the time being. Organized training for top athletes indoors is still allowed.

Teaching at universities, colleges, and vocational colleges will have to take place digitally. The premises will be closed to students, but libraries and reading rooms can remain open.

For events, exceptions have been made for funerals, some digital events, and training matches outdoors in top football.

Two guests recommended

The municipalities also recommend a maximum of two guests per day. It is also advisable to have a maximum of ten close contacts outside of classmates and work colleagues each week.

Furthermore, unnecessary travel is discouraged, and people have to keep two meters away from others. Shopping malls should only be visited when necessary.

Since Thursday, more than 40 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Ålesund. A total of 14 of the cases were registered on Sunday.

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