Oslo sends SMS to citizens: “We need your help. Keep your distance and use face masks”

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In a text message to all the city’s residents, the City of Oslo asked people to follow the infection control rules in order to reduce the number of infection cases in the city.

Oslo has been marked as “red” due to the upswing in the number of infection cases in recent days.

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

On Monday morning, the municipality sent out an SMS to all its residents.

SMS: Sick? Stay home

“Oslo needs your help. Keep one meter of distance. Use a face mask in case of traffic congestion. Are you sick? Stay home. Avoid the bus and tram if possible. Do it for Oslo,” the message stated.

The districts of Old Oslo, St. Hanshaugen, and Sagene have been hit the hardest with over 100 infected per 100,000 inhabitants.

However, Stovner, Frogner, and Alna are just below that level, according to the municipality’s monitoring tool for infection.

Sunday update: 41 new cases in Oslo

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.

The lowest infection pressure is in the district of Vestre Aker, which had 21.9 corona infection cases per 100,000 inhabitants on Sunday.

On Saturday, Oslo Health Councilor Robert Steen (AP) said that, in his opinion, infection rates have recently increased because people loosened up too much and became too sloppy with basic infection control routines.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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