On Friday, Oslo announced strict new anti-coronavirus measures.
Here’s the list of the changes:
- Oslo Municipality is introducing what Oslo City Council leader Raymond Johansen referred to as “social closure.”
- All gyms, swimming pools, cinemas, and theaters will be closed. Libraries may, however, remain open.
- Indoor events are prohibited.
- There will be a full stop of alcohol serving.
- All upper secondary schools are switching to the “red” level, which entails stricter infection control measures.
- Funerals are still allowed.
Limiting social activity
“All these places lead to people gathering and moving around the city,” Johansen said at a press conference on Friday afternoon.
If one is to succeed in limiting social activity to a minimum, we must close places where people gather, Johansen said.
Alcohol serving ban
Oslo also introduced a full ban on alcohol serving as part of limiting the spread of infection in the city.
“The bars have made a great effort to limit the spread of infection, but when we introduce a social closure of Oslo, alcohol serving must also stop,” he added.
The measures will apply from midnight on Monday and last for three weeks.
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