High infection rates in Bergen: New measures to be announced at 4 PM

BergenPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

The Bergen City Council stated that it would announce new corona measures on Wednesday, in order to deal with the increase in infection in the city. On Tuesday, 103 new cases were registered.

Since mid-July, the infection has risen rapidly in Bergen. On Tuesday, chief infection control officer Egil Bovim was in meetings with the FHI to assess how to tackle the increase of infection. 

The City Council told NTB that it would hold a press conference about the corona situation at 4 PM. According to the newspaper Bergens Tidende, the requirement for wearing face masks in public transport will be among the relevant measures.

Bovim told the newspaper that he understands that people are tired of measures – but emphasizes that there is a risk associated with increased infection.

Bovim: I understand that people are tired

“I’m tired myself and understand that people are tired. But there are high infection rates that we have to deal with. Vaccinated people become less ill, but there are still some who can get sick,” Bovim said.

In parallel with the spike of infection in Bergen, the government announced that domestic corona measures in Norway could be repealed by the end of September.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) says she supports the City Council’s measures.

“The government supports the City Council’s measures. All people in Bergen must remember that the pandemic is not over. We are closely following the development in Bergen but have confidence that the Municipality will handle the infection situation in close cooperation with the health authorities,” Solberg wrote in an SMS to BT.

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

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