The National Institute of Public Health continues the recommendation that people should wear face masks when crowded on public transport in Oslo.
The recommendation applies “until further notice”, it is stated in an announcement from FHI on Friday.
– “Distance is still the most important factor in preventing infection. face mask does not replace other infection control measures,” emphasizes department head, Line Vold.
On the 14th of August the government first issued advice on the use of face masks when it is not possible to keep at least one meter away from other passengers.
Children under secondary school age are not recommended to use a face mask, and children under the age of two should not use it, writes FHI.
In addition to Oslo, Bergen municipality has also advocated that people should use face masks on crowded public transport. NIPH states that they have a good dialogue with local authorities in Bergen and supports them in the conclusion they have drawn.
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