Norwegian municipalities with low infection rates divided over new infection control measures

Keep your distancePhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

Norwegian municipalities with little infection are divided when it comes to the issue of who should decide on the level of measures – after the government presents its new national measures for next week.

Several municipalities that VG has been in contact with are divided in their views on new national restrictions. 

Several of the municipalities with little infection do not want new national measures at all.

In Hemsedal, Mayor Pål Rørby (SP) believes that it will be a disaster if a national alcohol serving ban and cabin ban is introduced. 

Some want to decide on their own

At the same time, Narvik Mayor Rune Edvardsen (AP) says that the Municipality has had little infection and wants to decide for itself.

The Mayor of Lierne, Bente Estil (AP), believes it will be unfair if municipalities without infection must have the same strict measures as municipalities with a lot of infection.

In Våler Municipality, which also has little infection, but is close to regions with high infection pressure, the atmosphere is a little different.

“If the professional advice is that it is best to have stricter rules, then I will support it,” Mayor Reidar Kaabbel (SP) noted.

Municipalities in Nordland and Rogaland, which have little infection but are close to high infection areas, also support national measures.

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