Norwegian government decides to retain national corona measures until second half of January

Bent HøiePhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB
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During Tuesday’s corona press conference, Minister of Health Bent Høie said that the government would keep the current corona measures until the second half of January, due to fears of increasing infection at Christmas.

At the government’s press conference, Høie pointed out that many people will travel between municipalities and travel to and from abroad in connection with the Christmas celebrations. 

That could contribute to increasing the infection pressure and the risk of a new wave of infection.

“Therefore, we will keep the national measures until the second part of January. Then we will make a new assessment,” Høie (H) said.

A warning

The Minister also issued a warning to people who have symptoms but avoid testing because they do not want to celebrate Christmas in quarantine.

“You must not do that. It could mean that you take an increased risk of infecting your loved ones in connection with the Christmas celebration,” he noted.

He also warned employers against encouraging employees to break quarantine or otherwise circumvent corona regulations.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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