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