Høie: The regional corona measures for municipalities in Western Norway are being discontinued

Bent HøiePhoto: Berit Roald / NTB
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The Norwegian government is ending the regional measures for the western municipalities that were introduced after outbreaks of the British and South African virus variants.

The decision is in line with the recommendations from the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the FHI.

“We can end the regional measures that the government decided to implement on February 7 – we have a good overview of the outbreaks in Bergen and Ulvik. 

“Now the municipalities themselves will have to consider what measures they want beyond national councils and regulations,” Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (H) stated in a press release.

The municipalities that will no longer be affected by regional measures, the so-called “ring measures,” from February 22 are Alver, Askøy, Austrheim, Bergen, Bjørnafjorden, Eidfjord, Kvam, Osterøy, Samnanger, Ullensvang, Ulvik, Vaksdal, Voss, and Øygarden.

During a press conference on Friday, the Norwegian government announced that it plans to keep the majority of the national current corona rules in place until mid-March.

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

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