NRK: People in Bergen changed a lot after new measures were introduced. People in Oslo? Not so much

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The use of bank cards, buses, and mobile phones reveals major differences in how infection control measures affected people’s everyday lives in Oslo and Bergen, according to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

Data NRK has looked at from DNB, Telia, and transport companies indicate that people in Bergen changed their everyday lives to a greater extent than people in Oslo when infection control measures were introduced in the cities.

In Bergen, card payments at restaurants decreased, activity in the city center was reduced by 26% from September 8 to September 29 compared with August, and the number of passengers at the public transport company Skyss was 25% lower in the three weeks of infection control measures than in the three weeks before the measures were introduced.

Small changes in Oslo

There is little indication that people in Oslo changed their lives to the same degree. 

Activity in the city increased by 1% when the infection control measures were introduced. 

Compared with August, the number of passengers at the public transport company Ruter decreased by around 7%, while card use at restaurants slightly grew from the weeks before the tightening of restrictions.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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