The national alcohol-serving ban will not be lifted at this point time, according to Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP).
Støre noted that work is being done on new assessments.
“We are working on this now… The measures must be in place for some time, and we must use the days after the New Year to see the extent of the spread of infection,” Støre told the newspaper VG.
On Wednesday, another daily infection record was set in Norway, and the health authorities expect a new wave to be on the way.
The alcohol-serving ban lasts until Friday next week. In recent days, several parties, as well as the business community, have spoken out in favor of lifting the ban immediately. Several “red-green” mayors want to remove the ban, and many want the municipalities to decide on the rules.
The government is in daily contact with the business community and listens to the companies in the nightlife industry, according to Støre.
“We will take it into consideration when we make assessments on the measures,” he added.
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