Johansen thinks it is realistic for Oslo to reopen towards the summer

Raymond JohansenPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

A comprehensive reopening of Oslo is probably only realistic towards the summer, Oslo City Council chief Raymond Johansen said on Monday.

“Realistically, I think it is the fairest signal to give. We are starting cautiously and will probably follow the national reopening plan; in phases,” he said in an interview with newspaper VG.

This weekend, many people were out in the fine weather in Oslo’s parks. The City Council leader says that there were “too many who sat too close.”

There has been a declining trend in the number of infection cases recently, both in the capital and elsewhere in Norway.

“It is gratifying, but it is too early to cheer,” Johansen said.

“It is still not possible to open shops, restaurants, and gyms until we are sure that it is safe. When we first reopen, we do not want to risk having to shut down again. It’s better to wait,” he concluded.

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