Nakstad: Many countries are facing a fourth wave of corona, but Norway could avoid it

Espen Rostrup NakstadPhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB

Due to the delta variant, many countries are facing a fourth wave of corona infection. But Norway could avoid it, Espen Nakstad said on Saturday.

“In Europe, there are signs of a fourth wave of infection in many countries where the delta variant is present. In Norway, it is still not certain that we will get a big wave of infection,” the assistant health director told the newspaper VG.

Norwegians are now more in contact with each other and live more normally than before, which is why the infection has increased somewhat recently.

“The challenge is that the virus spreads so quickly that it is quick to stop while it is spreading,” he said.

Situation in Bergen

In Norway’s second-largest city, Bergen, the infection has started rising in recent days, and the Municipality is considering tightening measures.

“In Bergen, there is now a higher infection pressure than in Oslo. In fact, there is also a more significant number of infected people per day now than in Oslo, and that is quite new in the pandemic,” Nakstad said.

Several outbreaks around the country have their origins in the nightlife, and people in their 20s are responsible for the largest spread of infection in the country.

“Now it is the student generation that, to the greatest extent, drives the pandemic further in Norway,” Nakstad said.

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