Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has announced new coronavirus sanctions for the country as it seeks to stem the third wave of cases.
Reuters Reports The new restrictions include a ban on alcohol consumed in restaurants and bars, as well as advice on appearing in front of any guests.
“We see more signs of a new wave of infection,” Solberg said during a news conference.
According to Reuters, Solberg said Norwegians must suspend their social life for the next two weeks.
“I tell you, no visitors come. Wait a fortnight before inviting anyone home or visiting someone else. ”
The new bans came just days after the country’s university lectures were closed and students were instructed to stay at home. Reuters notes, the shop, kindergarten, elementary schools will remain open.
On New Year’s Eve, the Norwegian government made the announcement Mandatory testing for passengers Arrived in Norway, must arrive within 24 hours of arrival.
“We are now concerned about new outbreaks with imported infections as well as newer versions of the virus. In addition, we are concerned that many of the countries with increased levels of infection will return to Norway after Christmas,” Solberg said in the announcement.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 48,278 coronavirus cases and 436 deaths have been confirmed in Norway so far. On December 29, a one-day case was broken in the country with 2,125 coronavirus infections.
“Governments are forced to make decisions very quickly,” Solberg said in his New Year’s speech, focusing on 2020. “Often there is uncertainty in situations. We don’t get everything right on the first try. Decisions to include in the way we are. “
Norway’s health minister, Bent Hoi, said in early December that the country planned to use Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer and Bioentech vaccines in the first quarter of 2021. Three months of 2021.