Norwegian government asks students to wait before returning from Christmas holidays

Henrik AsheimPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB
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There will be no in-person education at university campuses before January 18, the government has decided. Authorities are asking students to wait to return from their Christmas holidays.

“The goal of postponing the physical start (of lectures) is to reduce the infection pressure. 

“That means that those who want and have the opportunity can stay where they have been through the Christmas holidays and avoid getting on a plane, train, or bus to travel back to campus,” Minister of Research and Higher Education Henrik Asheim (H) noted in a press release.

According to newspaper Dagbladet, the decision to wait with the start of lectures at universities, colleges, and vocational colleges was made by the government on Saturday.

According to preliminary calculations presented by the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) on Saturday, the infection rates in Norway have soared again.

New corona measures will be presented at a press conference on Sunday, according to the newspaper.

It is not yet known what kind of measures will be introduced.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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