Bergen reports positive results after latest round of corona measures: “We’re on the right track”

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Bergen municipality decided to extend its anti-corona measures for two more weeks, but it will also make changes to some of its rules. 

“We have gone from flattening (the curve) before the weekend to the start of a downward trend,” City Council chief Roger Valhammer said when he met the press in Bergen on Monday.

“We are really on the right track as it looks now,” he added.

In the last 24 hours, 26 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Bergen. 

That is three more than yesterday. On the same day last week, 93 cases of infection were registered.

However, strict local rules are still needed to reduce the infection pressure, Valhammer pointed out. 

Extension of measures

The City Council has therefore decided that the local infection control regulations will be extended for two weeks up to and including December 6.

“We fear that a premature softening of the measures would lead to a new increase and new major outbreaks,” Valhammer said.

A new assessment will be made in one week.

At the same time, the so-called five-person rule is being adjusted. Today in Bergen, it is forbidden for more than five people to gather in private gatherings, but now an exception is being made in the provision. 

Households with four or more members will be able to have two guests from Tuesday.

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