NIPH recommendation: Europe turning red, but yellow in several Swedish regions

Norwegian Institute of Public HealthNorwegian Institute of Public Health.Photo. FHI
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The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) recommends that the government introduce entry quarantines for Italy and Slovenia, but removes the red level for Cyprus and several Swedish and Danish regions.

– This applies to Örebro, Gotland, Värmland, Västernorrland, Jämtland, and Västerbotten. In recent weeks, there has been a significant decrease in Coronavirus infections in these regions. Zealand in Denmark has also had a downward trend in infection rates, and NIPH recommends that the entry quarantine also be removed here, this is stated in a new press release from the NIPH.

On the other hand, infection rates in both Italy and Slovenia have risen sharply in recent weeks, and NIPH is closely monitoring the situation. For weeks 34 and 35, Italy, including San Marino and the Vatican City, had 23.7 cases per 100,000. Estonia and Lithuania also have rising infection rates.

NIPH also recommends removing the entry quarantine for Cyprus, where the number of infections has fallen recently. As of August 31, the infection rate is 17.7 per 100,000 for the last two weeks.

On 19 August, Copenhagen, the United Kingdom, Greece, Ireland, and Austria became “red”, and requirements for entry quarantine were introduced.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also advised against travel that is not strictly necessary to Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Faroe Islands, France, Iceland, Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and several regions in Sweden and Denmark.

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