Minister: Fully vaccinated Norwegians released from quarantine duty, allowed to have close contact with each other

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The Norwegian government is implementing relief for people who are fully vaccinated. Vaccinated Norwegians will be allowed to have close contact with other fully vaccinated people and will be released from quarantine.

“In private homes, fully vaccinated people can have close social contact (less than 1 meter) with other fully vaccinated people.

“They may also have close social contact with unvaccinated people who are not in risk groups. In the public space, advice and rules are the same for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people”, the government wrote in a press release on Monday.

Two vaccine doses are required for adequate protection.

Easing measures

“We have increasingly secure knowledge that the vaccine protects well against becoming seriously ill and against passing on infection. We must use that knowledge to ease measures where possible,” Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (H) noted.

Although the protection is good, it is still possible to get COVID-19 if one is vaccinated. It is also possible for vaccinated people to infect others.

“As long as there are many who are unprotected in society, and as those vaccinated can in some cases be infected and infect others, advice and rules must be the same for everyone in the public space,” Høie noted.

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

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