Oslo to extend current corona measures until June 18: “We choose to proceed cautiously”

Raymond JohansenPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

The current corona measures in Oslo will be extended until June 18, the City Council stated. Oslo thus remains in stage 2 of the Municipality’s reopening plan.

The cautious reopening of Oslo has been successful, but outbreaks in recent days show that it will take some more time for the situation to change, according to City Council chief Raymond Johansen (AP).

“Now we see high infection among young people and in districts where until now there has been relatively low infection. Therefore, we now choose to proceed cautiously so that the people of Oslo can continue to enjoy their newfound freedom,” he noted in a press release on Tuesday afternoon.

Infection increased at the beginning of June, and an outbreak among russ celebration participants has led to high infection rates in Nordre and Vestre Aker, among other places. 

Last week, there were 596 new infection cases in Oslo, the highest number since mid-March. The City Council has thus decided to introduce a ban on the use of russ buses.

Johansen pointed to Trondheim, Hammerfest, and Hamar, which all had to close down after major local outbreaks.

“We do what we can to avoid it,” he added.

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