A distance of two meters provides good protection against corona infection outdoors. But indoors, even two meters can be too little, health leaders in Bergen warn.
“Indoors, especially if you are with others for some time, and have poor ventilation, it seems that even two meters of distance do not provide adequate protection,” chief medical adviser Trond Egil Hansen in Bergen Municipality said during a press conference on Monday.
He pointed out that there is a big difference in the risk of infection spread indoors and outdoors.
“Outdoors, it seems that a distance of two meters gives great security against being infected,” Hansen said.
On Monday, Bergen Municipality eased the measures for young people somewhat, but the infection situation is still uncertain in the region.
The Municipality is concerned that crowded parties and gatherings may lead to an increase in infection.
Among other things, it was reported that up to 1,000 people were gathered outdoors in Nygårdsparken near Bergen city center this weekend.
Hansen encouraged people who may have been exposed to infection to get tested.
“This applies if you have been to a party or other social gathering where the infection control rules, especially the distance rules, have not been complied with. Then, you should test yourself,” he said.
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