Prime Minister Støre: We have a high threshold for introducing new measures that affect people’s homes

Jonas Gahr StørePhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

The introduction of corona measures that limit visits and parties at people’s homes is currently not planned, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) stated on Thursday.

“I think we should have a very high threshold for entering the private space. But when we say, for example, that you should not shake hands and perhaps not hug, then it becomes somewhat important for private relationships and close contacts. But we are not at the level when we are going into people’s homes,” Støre told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

He says that total contact between people is important to limit infection. That is why the government recommends the use of face masks in public transport, during Christmas shopping, and in the health service.

Solberg concerned

Conservative Party (H) leader Erna Solberg, who met Støre for a debate on NRK on Thursday morning, says she is concerned and that the authorities must plan for the worst to happen.

“We have to plan for an alternative, with much less direct contact between people again. But for now, I hope this (the infection situation) will develop as normally as possible,” Solberg said.

She says that the Conservative parliamentary group is planning to carry out a Christmas dinner party.

“But we have taken some preventive measures. For example, we have bought enough rapid tests for everyone to test themselves that day. Then measures will also be taken in the room,” Solberg said.

Støre did not want to discourage Christmas dinner parties, but he encouraged people to follow the local corona advice.

“There are different situations in our country,” he said.

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