From Thursday, Trondheim municipality recommends using face masks in public spaces. On Wednesday, the municipality registered a new infection record of 24 new cases.
The municipality already has mandatory use of face masks in place for public transport and taxis.
Now, the municipality launches a strong recommendation for the use of face masks in indoor public spaces such as shops, malls, restaurants and outside when sitting at a table, cinemas and sports halls, Trondheim municipality noted in a press release.
In addition, residents are asked to wear face masks outdoors in densely populated areas, such as the city’s Christmas market.
The recommendation does not involve the use of face masks in schools and kindergartens, nor does it involve increased use of face masks in other municipal services and institutions.
Mild disease course
All 24 corona cases that were registered on Wednesday have a mild course of the disease.
The municipality has found the source of the infection for 15 of the cases.
Pupils from several different classes at Bispehaugen school, Charlottenlund ungdomsskole, Heimdal videregående skole and Lukas videregående skole have been quarantined.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is also affected, and students who have participated in various lectures have been quarantined.
Trondheim’s previous daily record was 20 new infections on November 4.
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