Norway’s FHI is preparing five different packages of measures against new corona waves

FHIPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) has presented a draft of five different packages of measures for the government that can be used depending on how the pandemic develops.

The measures range from normal everyday life to a situation with a very high level of measures. They are intended to make the government prepared for new waves of infection, the newspaper Aftenposten writes.

At the lowest levels of measures, it is mandatory, among other things, to wear a face mask on public transport, to have table service and keep a distance from others in restaurants. 

At the highest level of measures, visits to private homes would be limited to five to ten guests, all non-essential stores and malls would be closed, as well as restaurants. A ban on events would be introduced, and a yellow level of operation would be implemented in schools, with local assessments on the introduction of the red level.

“The pandemic is unpredictable. We must be well prepared in the future and take into account that there may be changes in the development which means that we must implement measures again,” department director Line Vold in the FHI told the newspaper.

The FHI believes that national measures must be assessed on the basis of the capacity of health and care services, updated knowledge about infection control measures, uncertainty about the development of the pandemic, proper operation of public services, sickness absence in the population, and protection of the economy, among other factors.

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