Norwegian health institute recommends people limit interactions with close friends

Camilla Stoltenberg - FHIPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) recommends that people living alone should not have more than two to three people they are physically close to.

On Wednesday, the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) presented an overview of stricter corona guidelines.

Among other things, it is recommended that all close contacts are tested when one tests positive.

Furthermore, adults in quarantine should keep their distance from other adults in the same household.

At the same time, stricter advice is introduced for contact with others.

The new recommendations are as follows:

  • You can get along with your loved ones as normal if you share the same household. “Your loved ones” means those you live with and your romantic partner. Those who live alone can also have two or three loved ones with whom they can be physically close with. However, these should be the same two to three people.
  • Keep one meter away from anyone other than your loved ones. The distance between face-to-face contact is the most important. Stand back to back, or one after the other as in a queue. That will decrease the risk of infection. When sitting next to someone, there should be one meter of distance from your shoulder to the other person’s shoulder. Avoid physical contact, including handshake and hugging.

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