Norwegian government announces softer measures in ten municipalities in Eastern Norway from next week

Kjell Ingolf RopstadPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

Minister for Children and Families Kjell Ingolf Ropstad (KrF) announced the easing of measures in ten municipalities in Eastern Norway next week, newspaper VG writes.

“The government has now received professional advice, and the situation is more clear. We are now working on the recommendation, and there will be relief next week, especially for children and young people,” he told the newspaper.

The Christian Democrats (KrF ) leader says that both schools and leisure activities for children and young people must be given priority when it comes to the news measures.

On lockdown

The outbreak of the mutated virus variant in Nordre Follo on Saturday led to severe lockdowns in ten municipalities in the Oslo region.

The measures apply until Sunday, and the government will make a new assessment of the measures in the next few days.

The relevant municipalities are Oslo, Nordre Follo, Enebakk, Ås, Vestby, Nesodden, Indre Østfold, Moss, Frogn, and Våler.

The government allows cabin visits again

The government has decided that travel to cabins that Norwegians have outside of their home municipalities will no longer be discouraged.

“We no longer advise the inhabitants of these municipalities against going to the cabin,” Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (H) noted in a press release.

The advice to avoid cabin visits was introduced in 25 municipalities in the Oslo region after the English virus variant outbreak in Nordre Follo.

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