Mayors of Norway’s largest cities: “There are signals that there will be significant corona relief”

Jan Oddvar SkislandPhoto: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB

The mayors of the country’s largest cities had a meeting with the Ministry of Health on Monday. They say they have received signals of a significant easing of corona restrictions.

The meeting of the mayors with, among others, State Secretary Ole Henrik Bjørkholt (AP) took place on Monday morning, Kristiansand Mayor and KS leader of the network of big cities Jan Oddvar Skisland (AP) announced. 

“We experienced it as a very positive meeting. The signals are that there will be significant relief,” Skisland told NTB.

These (i.e., relief proposals) were not presented specifically to the mayors. They will be presented at the government’s press conference at 7 PM on Tuesday.

New assessment in two weeks

“They were clear that not all measures will be removed, and then there will be a new assessment in 14 days. There was also no signal from the big cities that we want to remove all measures,” Skisland said.

Easing the home office requirement and the current quarantine rules were among the major concerns among the municipalities.

“Cultural events and grassroots sports have also been important to us,” Skisland added.

When it comes to the rules for quarantine and isolation, the mayor says that it means a lot in terms of their staffing planning.

The municipalities have provided particular input on the rules for cultural events, which smaller organizers, in particular, have experienced as demanding to handle.

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