The government extends the drastic Coronavirus measures until after Easter. The decision is supported by 90 percent of the Norwegian people, a recent survey shows.
Six percent of those surveyed said they did not support the continuation of the national measures, while 4 percent had no opinion. Figures show from the Norwegian Coronavirus monitor from Opinion.
A total of 735 Norwegians were interviewed on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the government announced, among other things, that kindergartens, schools and universities will be closed until April 13 and that traveling to cabins for Easter will be canceled.
In addition, Norwegians are encouraged to work from home and avoid public transport as much as possible.
At the same time, the advice on how far people should keep away from each other is stricter. The recommendation is one meter away in public spaces and two meters indoors, but it does not apply to those who live together.
Senior adviser Ola Gaute Aas Askheim in Opinion believes the results show a solid statement of confidence from the Norwegian people to the government’s decision.
– “We must, however, study this over several days to come in order to assess the support for the government’s decision overall. Many Norwegians probably need to understand what this means in practice,” he says.
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