Bergen introduces several infection control measures to reduce soaring infection rates

Bergen Airport Flesland testingPhoto: Eivind Senneset / NTB
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In order to reduce the number of infection cases, the City Council in Bergen has decided to introduce several new infection control measures. 

The news was announced at a press conference on Thursday. The measures include:

  • A duty to register guests at restaurants.
  • The harmonization of alcohol-serving times outside and inside at alcohol-serving businesses. 
  • A duty to wear a face mask in restaurants when employees and guests move around the premises and it is not possible to keep a distance of one meter.
  • Restrictions on visits to nursing homes.
  • A recommendation not to have more than ten guests in private homes. 

Bergen has had a rising infection trend since the beginning of July, and the Municipality has had several meetings with the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) ahead of the press conference.

In the last 24 hours, the Municipality has registered 82 new infected people. More than half of the cases are among people between the ages of 20 and 39.

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

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