Bergen extends local corona measures: “We need more time”

Beate Husa - Roger ValhammerPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB
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The infection rates in Bergen are going in the right direction, but the City Council does not want to lift the measures too early. The local corona measures are being extended until the end of the week.

“Now we believe that we can see the end of this round with strict local measures,” Bergen City Council chief Roger Valhammer (AP) noted.

However, Bergen is still not quite ready to join step 2 of the national reopening plan.

“We need more time to see if the low infection rates have come to stay,” Valhammer added.

“Therefore, we are extending our local corona regulations up to Sunday,” he noted.

The following rules will continue to apply:

  • A maximum of five people can visit private homes, with the exceptions that apply to those who are protected.
  • Indoor training matches, matches, and cups for children and young people under the age of 20 cannot be carried out.
  • A maximum of ten people can gather at sports and cultural events without fixed and designated seats.
  • Restaurants must keep track of visitors and ensure that guests can adhere to distance requirements. The music must allow people to talk to each other from a distance.
  • It is obligatory to use a face mask when there is a risk that the one-meter rule cannot be complied with.
  • Schools and kindergartens continue to operate at the “yellow” level throughout the week.

“If this goes the right way, we can lighten up even more next week so that from Monday, only national rules apply in Bergen.”

In the last 24 hours, twelve new infection cases have been registered in Bergen. That is seven more than the day before and five more than the same day last week.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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