More than half of the people who came to Norway in the last three weeks avoided quarantine

Raymond JohansenPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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As many as 56% of those who came to Norway in the last three weeks have been released from quarantine. City Council chief Raymond Johansen (AP) is concerned about the figures.

As a general rule, the borders have been closed to foreigners who do not reside in Norway since the rules were tightened on January 29.

But despite closed borders, there are still a significant number of entrances to the country, newspaper Klassekampen writes.

According to the entry register of the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB), 35,407 people came to Norway in the first three weeks after the border was closed. That’s an average of 1,686 people every day.

In comparison, 97,446 people were registered during the three weeks before January 29.

The government has introduced several exceptions for people coming to Norway, and Johansen is concerned that the quarantine rules are not followed.

“Mobility across borders has now been significantly reduced, but the borders are not completely closed. We also know that the quarantine rules are often broken,” he wrote in a text message as a comment on the figures.

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

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