In order to limit the number of infections in Tromsø municipality, the municipal doctor has introduced a quarantine order for travellers from other areas in the country.
“This evening, Tromsø municipality introduced a quarantine order for travellers from several municipalities and counties. This applies to Oslo, Agder, Rogaland, Viken, Vestfold and Telemark, Inland and Vestland,” the municipality said in a press release on Saturday evening.
Local councilor Kathrine Kristoffersen wrote that the municipalities in question are those in Norway that have the most widespread infection and that it is therefore necessary to implement quarantine for travellers from these areas.
The decision applies retroactively until March 10, the municipality added in an update night to Sunday.
The municipal superior also asked everyone who lives in Tromsø to consider the necessity of their own trips out of the municipality in the next few weeks.
“We also have a special responsibility to protect the University Hospital of Northern Norway from widespread infection that can challenge capacity. This is a drastic and serious measure, which requires careful consideration. The assessment is that the measure is necessary and will save lives,” explained Kristoffersen.
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