Oslo bans gatherings of more than ten people in private homes

Raymond JohansenOslo.Raymond Johansen.Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Oslo will introduce a temporary ban on gatherings with more than ten people in private homes as of Tuesday.

Additionally, the municipality will consider a temporary ban on indoor events with more than 50 people, City Council leader Raymond Johansen (AP) said during a press conference on Monday.

Furthermore, the Oslo Municipality encouraged all restaurants to register all guests as a measure against the coronavirus outbreak.

“This applies to everything from pubs to the cafe at Ikea,” Johansen explained.

Face mask recommendation strongly encouraged

As growing levels of infection and strikes among drivers have put all the city’s buses out of action, Oslo’s public transport is under heavy pressure.

It is now also strongly encouraged to wear face masks on public transport in Oslo at all hours of the day, regardless of the congestion level.

“It goes without saying that crowded trams during a pandemic increase the risk of infection,” Johansen added.

Surge of coronavirus cases

The number of coronavirus infection cases has grown rapidly in Oslo in recent days.

All districts have now registered more than 20 coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks.

According to Oslo Municipality’s updated figures, a total of 41 new people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in Oslo on Sunday.

In the last week, 285 new infection cases have been registered in Oslo, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports.

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