The government is introducing new measures to delay the spread of the omicron variant in Norway

Jonas Gahr StørePhoto: Torstein Bøe / NTB
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The Norwegian government is extending the isolation period for those who test positive for corona if it is assumed that they are infected by the omicron variant. In addition, several new measures are being introduced.

The government announced the news in a press release.

The new measures are:

* The isolation period is extended to seven days for those who test positive if there is reason to believe they are infected with the omicron variant.

* Ten days of quarantine are imposed on household members and close persons when there is reason to believe a person has been infected with the omicron variant. They are required to carry out a PCR test as soon as possible and on day seven before the end of the quarantine.

* A test obligation is introduced for other close contacts. They should be tested with a PCR test as soon as possible and between days three and seven after close contact, and if possible close contact with other people should be avoided until the first test is negative.

* All measures apply regardless of vaccination status.

* The obligations cease if it is later confirmed that the infection is not due to the omicron virus variant.

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

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