On Thursday, Norway will repeal its national waiting quarantine scheme

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On July 1, the Norwegian government will abolish the waiting quarantine scheme for people who share a home with someone in quarantine.

The national scheme for waiting quarantine was introduced on March 29. It applies to persons who share a home with someone who is in quarantine, pending a negative test or expiration of the quarantine.

“This measure entails a great burden for many and is considered to have little effect in preventing the spread of corona infection – as the infection situation is now. 

“The Norwegian Directorate of Health and the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) recommended that the waiting quarantine scheme be abolished. The government supports it (the recommendation),” the government wrote in a press release.

Discontinued from midnight

The scheme will be discontinued from midnight, and people who are already in waiting quarantine can leave the quarantine at this time.

At the same time, the municipalities can now introduce local waiting quarantines if they deem it necessary, as was the case before the scheme came into force.

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