Oslo authorities worried about imported infection: “Many planes come from Poland to Norway every day”

Raymond JohansenPhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB

Oslo’s City Council chief Raymond Johansen (AP) believes reducing the number of imported corona cases will be extremely important in the coming weeks.

“The infection is explosive in the rest of Europe. It worries me a lot,” Johansen said on Politisk kvarter on Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) on Monday morning.

“That means that it doesn’t matter only how we exercise infection control here in Oslo or here in Norway. 

“Being able to reduce imported infection cases will be extremely important in the weeks ahead,” he continued.

Oslo is presenting a package of new local measures at 2:00 PM on Monday. 

However, Johansen also asked the government to take action. 

“Poor control”

He pointed out that many planes come to Norway from Poland every day, where the infection is now very high.

“There is poor control and voluntary testing at the airports. We know that many people work in small businesses. 

“We know that there are many who work illegally. We know they work in private homes…” Johansen said.

Espen Rostrup Nakstad, assistant director of the Norwegian Directorate of Health, agreed with Johansen on imported cases’ importance. 

“It is difficult to isolate oneself as an island in Europe when the infection rates are soaring in all countries around us,” Nakstad said at Politisk kvarter.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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