Bergen introduces new anti-corona rules. Here’s the full list of measures

Roger ValhammerPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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Bergen City Council is introducing a ban on private gatherings with more than ten people and mandatory face masks in public transport. 

“Unfortunately, we are facing a demanding winter, and we must prepare for it,” City Council chief Roger Valhammer (AP) said at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

At the press conference, he announced several corona measures that will apply from Thursday.

These measures include, among other things, a ban on private gatherings with more than ten people and mandatory use of face masks in public transport and in public places when it is not possible to keep a distance of one meter. 

Here’s the full list of measures:

  • Prohibition of private gatherings with more than ten people, with the exception of kindergarten and primary school cohorts.
  • Ban on more than 50 participants at events without a fixed seat.
  • Mandatory use of face masks in public transport and public places indoors where one can’t keep at least one meter of distance from others.
  • Requirements for identification of guests and keeping guest lists at all restaurants and similar venues. 
  • Midnight entry stop at nightclubs that serve alcohol.
  • The noise level in nightclubs and restaurants should allow guests to hold a conversation at a distance of one meter.

New record

Bergen registered 77 new corona cases in the last 24 hours. 

All of the newly infected people in Bergen are under 60 years old, except for three people.

The majority are young adults, according to Bergen municipality.

That is the highest number of cases in a single day Bergen has registered since the pandemic began. 

The previous record was set last Friday, when 57 cases were confirmed, according to newspaper Bergens Tidende.

The age range of the infected is between 10 and 87 years.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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