Ministry: The information in DN’s article isn’t true, we won’t announce the full reopening of Norway tomorrow

Bent Høie - Line Vold - Bjørn GuldvogPhoto: Torstein Bøe / NTB

The Ministry of Health and Care Services told the newspapers Avisa Oslo, Nettavisen, and news bureau NTB, that DN’s information on the reopening of Norway announcement was false. 

“Regardless of whether there is a press conference or not tomorrow: What is written in the DN article is not true. There will be no notification of full reopening tomorrow,” a source in the ministry told NTB.

R-number below 1

On Wednesday afternoon, Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (H) pointed out to NTB that the infection figures appear to be flattening out and that the R-number is now below 1.

“That’s good news. Vaccines are the way back to everyday life, and support for vaccination is very high in Norway. We are approaching the goal of 90% of all adults being fully vaccinated. I hope as many as possible say yes to the second vaccine dose,” he said.

He then stated that, in the assessment of further reopening Norway, the government places the greatest emphasis on capacity in the health service and how many people have been vaccinated. Furthermore, he noted that they also looked at the infection situation.

On Thursday, the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv’s (DN) wrote that the government plans to announce a full reopening of society at a press conference on the corona situation on Friday.

As of 10:15 AM on Thursday, Dagens Næringsliv has updated the article with a correction.

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1 Comment on "Ministry: The information in DN’s article isn’t true, we won’t announce the full reopening of Norway tomorrow"

  1. British Independent has an article today about a Sprinfield Illinois (state capital) U.S. mother who was fully vaccinated with Moderna and got COVID and died from it anyway. My comment there:

    Fully vaccinated people can still pass the virus, and judging from her case full vaccination cannot stop new mutating “breakthrough” COVIDs.
    As the early 9 March *2020* South China Morning Post article says, “Coronavirus can travel twice as far as official ‘safe distance’ and stay in air for 30 minutes, Chinese study finds
    Authorities advise people to stay 1-2 metres apart, but researchers found that a bus passenger infected fellow travellers sitting 4.5 metres away
    The scientists behind the research said their investigation also highlighted the importance of wearing face masks because of the length of time it can linger.”
    We should *listen* to the Chinese on this: *Facemasking* has always been the first line of defense, because it reduces the amount/”dosage” of infecting virus both outgoing and incoming.
    This has never been rocket science.

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