Mandatory face masks and a travel ban: Østre Toten tightens corona measures

Østre Toten municipalityPhoto: Erlend Fredholm / Scanpix

Østre Toten Municipality introduced stricter corona measures on Tuesday morning. Mandatory face masks and a ban on unnecessary travel in and out of the Municipality are among the new measures.

“For the first time, we have rampant infection in the Municipality. Our strategy is under pressure,” Østre Toten’s municipal chief physician Rebecca Setsaas said on Monday night, newspaper Oppland Arbeiderblad writes.

Therefore, for the first time during the pandemic, the Municipality has adopted local infection control regulations. 

Last Friday, the Municipality asked national authorities to introduce the B level of measures. Instead, it got a recommendation to adopt a corresponding level of measures through local regulations.

The new regulations were unanimously adopted on Monday night and apply from Tuesday to April 11, the newspaper notes.

The new measures include, among other things, mandatory face masks in public places, a ban on moving in and out of the Municipality if it is not strictly necessary, restrictions on socializing, no events, and closed gyms and swimming pools.

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

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