Norway’s Health Minister: If we don’t eliminate the mutated virus, we’ll have to explore stricter measures

Bent HøiePhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB
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The goal is to put an end to the highly contagious British virus mutation. If the effort fails, new measures will be introduced to slow down the spread, the Norwegian government warns.

“Then, we will have to look at new measures to control and slow down the spread of this new, highly contagious virus variant,” Minister of Health Bent Høie (H) said at the government’s coronary press conference on Tuesday.

He was referring to the virus outbreaks in Nordre Follo, where dozens of cases of the British mutation have been confirmed.

“If it is possible to kill the virus, and it has not spread significantly in Eastern Norway, we can soften some of the strict measures,” he said.

On Monday, 40 new cases of the British virus mutation were detected in Nordre Follo. A total of 65 cases of the mutated virus have been detected among the 250 confirmed corona cases in the municipality.

Source: #Norway Today, #NorwayTodayNews

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