Local authorities are considering new measures in Bergen due to high infection rates

Roger ValhammerPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB

Bergen City Council is considering measures that will affect children and young people due to rising infection among young people in the Municipality.

Local authorities will announce changes in the measures after the weekend.

“We are in a situation that we do not want to be in,” City Council chief Roger Valhammer said on Friday.

“We have too high a level of infection, a little too long. At the same time, it is rising from week to week,” Valhammer added.

As the infection is rising among young people in Bergen, the City Council will consider possible measures over the weekend.

Measures targeted at the young

The National Institute of Public Health (FHI) has recommended targeted measures against the groups that account for the largest proportion of infection cases in Bergen.

“It involves measures aimed at schools and kindergartens with a lot of infection, restrictions related to sports and leisure activities, restrictions related to events and social gatherings, and requirements for the use of face masks,” the City Council leader noted.

“We will provide more information on Monday,” Valhammer concluded.

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