A total of 4,413 Norwegians were diagnosed with the coronavirus last week. That is more than in any single week so far during the pandemic, according to statistics from the National Institute of Public Health (FHI).
According to the statistics, the previous weekly record was set in week 46 last year with 4,088 proven infection cases.
Thus, week 1 in 2021 became the worst infection week in the now ten-month-long pandemic, newspaper Dagbladet writes.
The hope is that Norway will see the effect of these measures this week.
Update on Wednesday
On Wednesday, the government will hold a new press conference on the corona situation.
It is currently unclear whether the closure of schools and universities and the social closure will be continued.
The national measures will last until January 19. But there is a high probability that the measures will be extended, Minister of Education Guri Melby (V) and Minister of Research Henrik Asheim (H) warned earlier Tuesday.
On Tuesday, it also became clear that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is extending its recommendation for Norwegians to avoid travel abroad that is not strictly necessary until March 1.
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