Bergen City Council Leader Hopes for an Immediate Effect of the Corona Measures

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City councilor Roger Valhammer hopes to see a positive effect in the next few days after Bergen introduced strong corona measures last week.

– Today’s figures follow the trend of recent days and are steadily high, said City Councilor Roger Valhammer (Labor) at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

At the press conference, he stated that 32 new corona infections have been registered in the municipality in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,220 infected people have thus been registered in Bergen since the beginning of the pandemic.

Hopes to see effect of action
On Tuesday last week, Bergen municipality introduced a number of measures in the hope of limiting the strong outbreak of infection that has hit the city recently.

This included a ban on private gatherings of more than ten people. The limit for public events was lowered from 200 to 50 people, and restaurants and bars were required to record a guest lists.

– In the next few days, we will hopefully see an effect of the measures we adopted on Tuesday last week. And if the numbers go down, that may have been enough, but it is too early to say yet, says Valhammer.

The city council leader points out that the corona outbreak is not a sprint, but a marathon.

– But the truth is that Corona is a marathon with sprints, and in Bergen we are in a sprint this week. We hope that the sprint will be as short as possible, but we depend on everyone to participate so that we can reach the finish line quickly, says Valhammer.

– If everyone contributes, then we can manage with a ten-day sprint, which is what we have planned, he says.

Two of the infected are students at the Norwegian School of Management. Twelve of the infected are over 40 years old, and three are over 60, said health councilor Beate Husa (KrF) at the press conference.

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