Norway’s government postpones step 4 of the reopening plan – again

Erna SolbergErna Solberg (H) has been the Norwegian prime minister since 2013. Photo: Ali Zare / NTB
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The Norwegian government decided to follow the advice from the Directorate of Health. Stage 4 of the reopening plan has been postponed until the proportion of fully vaccinated people in Norway is significantly higher than today.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg announced the information at a press conference on Thursday.

In its recommendation to the government, which the Norwegian Directorate of Health delivered on Wednesday this week, it is stated that the implementation of step four at the present time would probably lead to an increased spread of infection.

The Norwegian Directorate of Health noted that the overall goal now is to limit the spread of infection and keep the disease burden low until 90% of the population aged 18 and older have been vaccinated with two doses.

“We have the ambition to complete this within four to six weeks,” they added.

As of Wednesday, 71.9% of the population over the age of 18 were fully vaccinated.

The Norwegian Directorate of Health also pointed out that the National Institute of Public Health’s weekly modeling suggests that the number of infected people and corona patients in hospitals may continue to increase over the next two to three weeks.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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