Norwegian health institute: Lithuania and Iceland should be put on list of “red” countries

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Norway’s National Institute of Public Health (NIPH/FHI) believes that Lithuania and Iceland, as well as the regions of Västerbotten in Sweden and Central Finland and Päijänne-Häme in Finland, should be put on the list of “red” countries this week.

The Norwegian government will make a final decision during the week.

All changes will apply from midnight on Saturday, September 26, the FHI stated.

Iceland was among the countries that were upgraded to the “yellow” level last week.

Rising infection rates

The FHI recommends entry quarantine for persons coming to Norway from the countries and areas in question.

“All of these (countries and regions) have had rising infection rates and are now above the threshold of 20 confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks,” FHI wrote.

The “red” level means that high transmission of the coronavirus is present in an area and that quarantine is required upon arrival in Norway.

The “yellow” level means increased risk but quarantine is not required upon arrival in Norway.

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