Raymond Johansen fears the bus strike will lead to increased infection in Oslo

Oslo City Councilor Raymond Johansen (Labor Party)Oslo City Councilor Raymond Johansen (Labor Party).Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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Governing Mayor of Oslo Raymond Johansen (Arbeiderpartiet) is concerned about increased congestion and infection in the capital during the bus strike. Oslo has been hit hard by the ongoing bus strike, which worries the Governing Mayor.

‘There is every reason to fear that the strike may contribute to increased infection. I am worried about increased congestion and hope the strike will be short-lived,’ says Johansen to Aftenposten.

The strike comes on top of an escalating infection situation in the capital. Oslo could become one of the “reddest” cities in Europe, said Assistant Health Director Espen Nakstad to NRK on Friday. In the last week, 285 new cases of infection have been registered in Oslo.

‘This is an extraordinary and demanding situation now. But those who can have a home office should have a home office,’ says Johansen in an appeal to Oslo residents.

Frode Hagen, chief physician for infection control in Oslo, has the same message.

He asks more people to cycle or walk and avoid public transport during the busiest times.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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