Government introduces strict regional corona measures in Haugalandet

Bent HøiePhoto: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB

The Norwegian government is introducing the strictest level of measures in seven municipalities in Haugalandet.

“There are rising infection rates with the British virus variant in several of the municipalities in the Haugesund area, and they report that the situation is challenging and confusing. 

“The municipalities have therefore requested that the government introduce regional measures so that they can gain control of the infection,” Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (H) noted in a press release.

The measures apply from midnight, night to Wednesday, and until Sunday, April 11.

They apply to the municipalities of Bokn, Haugesund, Karmøy, Sveio, Tysvær, Utsira, and Vindafjord.

Home office and closed restaurants

The seven municipalities will have to measures from the A level of measures, defined as a “particularly high level of measures.” That means, among other things, working from home (if possible), closed shops, and kindergartens and schools operating at the “yellow” level.

In addition, gyms, swimming pools, libraries, museums, and cinemas must be closed, while restaurants can only offer takeaway.

All events outside the home are prohibited, with the exception of funerals and burials. It is not allowed to organize sports and leisure activities for adults and young people.

Exceptions are made for outdoor sports and leisure activities for children and young people under the age of 20 in groups of less than ten people, all from the same municipality. 

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