Too early to open up more of the society

Prime Minister Erna SolbergPrime Minister Erna Solberg.Photo: Fredrik Hagen / NTB scanpix
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Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) says that despite less spread of infection and the fact that fewer people are getting infected, it is too early to open up more.

“Even though the spread of infection has decreased, we can not yet say that we have come out of it safely”, she said at a press conference on Friday.

“We have probably come to a slightly safer ground, but we must be sure that we retain control”, she continued.

Norway has had several local outbreaks around the country in recent weeks, and there have been a few more hospital admissions.

“Therefore, it is too early to open up more”, said the Prime Minister.

The government will therefore wait to continue the gradual reopening of society.

“It is still best to stay in Norway and avoid traveling to red countries. We also do not want to allow entry and exit from countries outside the EU and the EEA”, Solberg said.

The advice to avoid unnecessary travel abroad still applies.

“In mid-September, we will assess the situation and assess the possibility of continuing the gradual opening”, said Erna Solberg.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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