The Norwegian government wants to extend the provisions of the Infection Control Act until the summer of 2022

Bent HøiePhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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Corona certificates, isolation, and quarantine will not be mandatory when society opens up, but the government wants to be able to use these instruments by July 2022.

On Friday, the government sent a proposal for consultation to extend the provisions of the Infection Control Act, which provides the government the authority related to regulations on corona certificates, quarantine hotels, isolation, and infection quarantine, the Ministry of Health and Care Services announced.

The temporary provisions should be repealed on December 1 and 11, 2021, but the proposal wants to extend them to July 1, 2022. In principle, according to the ministry, there is no basis for applying these provisions after society reopens.

The background for the proposal is the need for emergency preparedness if the infection situation worsens.

When the population is adequately protected, the need for the measures will be reduced.

“The corona pandemic has proven to be unpredictable. Although we will eventually achieve excellent vaccine coverage in Norway, there may be new virus variants that the vaccines work less well against,” Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (H) said.

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

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