Bergen doesn’t want stricter corona measures: “No need to tighten up rules”

Roger ValhammerPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB

The Norwegian government is planning to announce new national corona measures, but the political leadership in Bergen thinks the current rules in the Municipality are strict enough. 

“We are following the situation with Rothaugen very closely, but right now, we do not see the need to tighten up in Bergen,” City Council chief Roger Valhammer (AP) told newspaper Bergensavisen.

The government is planning to launch new measures to reduce the R-number on a national level to below 1. Now the R-number is calculated at 1.3, while in Bergen, it is 0.7.

“But if the government tightens national measures, we will be bound by them,” medical director Trond Egil Hansen told newspaper Bergens Tidende (BT).

Both officials emphasized that the situation can change quickly.

In Bergen, 18 new infection cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, 11 more than the day before. The average in the last week is nine infected people per day.

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