Trondheim Municipality recommends use of face masks

TrondheimPhoto: Marianne Løvland / NTB

Trondheim Municipality now recommends the use of face masks in public places where it is not possible to keep at least one meter of distance from others.

“This is especially true on buses or other public transport where you sit or stand close to people for a while,” municipal chief medical officer Tove Røsstad stated.

There has been a general increase in the number of infected people on a national basis in recent weeks, and Trondheim has also seen a spike in corona infection.

The Municipality believes that the current situation is not perceived to be serious enough for introducing restrictions in the form of local regulations.

Furthermore, the local authorities state students in upper secondary school are the dominant group among the infected and constitute 26% of cases in Trondheim in the last week. The group is followed by pupils in primary school (21%). 

“About 20% of people have an unknown source of infection, so there is also non-detected infection circulating in society,” according to Røsstad.

She reminds people that hand hygiene and distance are important contributions to prevent the infection from spreading.

Over the weekend, 196 people were registered as infected with the coronavirus in Trondheim. On Monday, 13 patients with corona were admitted to St. Olav’s hospital in Trondheim.

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

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