Norwegian Directorate of Health: The anti-corona measures had an effect. It’s time to adjust them

Espen NakstadPhoto: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB

The measures to reduce the infection have had such a good effect that it is now time to make some adjustments, assistant health director Espen Rostrup Nakstad believes.

The strict measures that were introduced before Christmas and prolonged into 2021 have had a good effect – not only locally in individual municipalities but throughout the country. 

Therefore, the Norwegian Directorate of Health has recommended “some adjustments” in the infection control measures, Nakstad confirmed when he was interviewed on the Norwegian Broadcasting’s (NRK) ​​Nyhetsmorgen on Monday.

“The measures were intended to be extra strong a few weeks into the new year, so there’s a need for some adjustments now. We have a much better overview now. It was very confusing, but now, a much clearer picture is emerging,” Nakstad noted.

Press conference

Whether the government will follow the Directorate’s recommendations will probably become clear later on Monday, when Prime Minister Erna Solberg holds a press conference on the corona situation. 

Several municipalities that have long struggled to reduce the infection pressure feel that the developments are going in the right direction.

“We can consider these developments as good motivation. What we have done… seems to have had a good effect,” he added.

This afternoon, the government will hold a press conference on the corona situation and the effect of the ongoing measures.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister will brief the Norwegian parliament (Storting) on the corona situation. 

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

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