The Norwegian government has announced that it decided to cancel most restrictions aimed at curbing the outbreak of the Coronavirus (known by the World Health Organization (WHO) and return to almost normal life.
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg declared during a press conference held today, Friday, that this decision will enter into force as of 16:00 tomorrow local time.
According to the new rules, citizens will not have to adhere to social distancing and there will be no restrictions on the number of participants in group events.
But it will remain the duty of those who are confirmed to be infected with Corona to enter sanitary isolation while maintaining some restrictions upon entering the country.
The Norwegian Prime Minister indicated that more than 90 percent of Norwegian citizens over the age of 18 have so far received the first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine, and it is expected that the vaccination process for this social group will be completed within the next two weeks.
At the same time, Solberg suggested that social life will not return to what it was before the pandemic was completed.
She explained that it seems that the Coronavirus will remain with the world for the rest of our lives.
Meanwhile, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry announced the cancellation of the recommendation to citizens to refrain from traveling to countries outside the European Union, the European Economic Area, Britain, and Switzerland, confirming that it will return to issuing separate recommendations for each country.
It is worth noting that there have been 185,330 positive cases in Norway, with 850 people now confirmed dead. There are 99 people hospitalized around the country, of which 33 are in intensive care.
Around Norway: All of Norway’s counties have recorded at least 2,500 positive test results. The most are in Viken (59,625), followed by Oslo (51,334), Vestland (14,895), Vestfold & Telemark (11,102) and Rogaland (10,234).
So far, Nordland (2,852), Troms og Finnmark (3,762) and Møre og Romsdal (4,049) have recorded the fewest positive test results.