Raymond Johansen: The infection situation in Oslo is serious

Raymond JohansenPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB
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Despite very strict measures, infection rates in Oslo remain high. City Council chief Raymond Johansen (AP) is concerned.

“The infection situation in Oslo is serious, with very high infection rates. We are in the third wave of infection and clearly see the impact of the British virus variant in Oslo. It causes more infection and more disease in the population compared to previous variants,” Johansen told news bureau NTB.

On Tuesday, 429 new corona infection cases were registered in Oslo, which is 82 more than the average of the seven previous days. The number is also the second-highest ever recorded in a single day.

On Wednesday at 3:00 PM, Johansen will report to the City Council on the situation in the capital.

“The City Council follows the infection situation closely, and if people follow those rules and are generally careful about what they do, we expect to see the effect of the measures over the next few weeks. 

“The strict measures throughout the country show the seriousness of the situation, but also make it easier to return to a normal situation more quickly,” Johansen noted.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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