Bergen introduces new anti-corona measures: “The infection has spread throughout the population”

Lubna JafferyPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB / NPK

In order to tackle the high infection rates in Bergen, the City Council is introducing stricter infection control measures. Among other things, face masks will be required in public transport.

“Now, we have ended up in a situation where the infection is among us in Bergen. And we must tighten (the measures),” acting City Council chief Lubna Boby Jaffery said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Bergen Municipality has registered high infection rates recently. On Wednesday, 92 new cases were reported, while the day before, there were 103. Last week, local infection control measures were introduced.

“The infection has spread throughout the population. Anyone can be infected anywhere. This is not a situation we want to be in. Therefore, we are now introducing new measures,” Jaffery said.

Restrictions on social contact

The Municipality is now imposing restrictions on social contact. Bergen is setting a limit of ten guests in private homes (in addition to household members). Those who are fully vaccinated are excluded from the number. 

Face masks will now be required at locations where it is not certain that the one-meter rule can be followed. This applies, for example, to shopping centers and public transport.

These requirements are in addition to the local infection control measures that have already been introduced.

The measures will apply until August 22.

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

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