Norwegian Health Minister: The corona situation hasn’t been this serious since March

Bent HøiePhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

According to TV2, the Norwegian government and City Council leaders in Oslo and Bergen are now considering obligatory face masks at shopping centers, canceling weddings, and canceling confirmations.

In Oslo, the face mask requirement in public transport can be extended to apply around the clock and regardless of whether one thinks it is possible to comply with a distance of one meter. 

The Oslo City Council is also considering whether to introduce an obligation to wear face masks in shopping centers, according to TV 2.

“We are facing the most serious situation now since March,” Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (H) told the TV channel.

Private gatherings

The government’s biggest concern is infection in private homes and companies, Høie noted.

“One of the places where the infection spreads the most now is at private gatherings with people you know, whether it is at home or in public places. 

We see that it is difficult to keep the rules then, and many become infected or end up in quarantine,” Høie warned.

This weekend, he will be working with the Norwegian Directorate of Health to decide which national measures against the coronavirus the government will implement at the beginning of next week.

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