Norway to keep virus restrictions until mid-December

Due to coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak it is relatively quiet in the streets of Norway's capital. Solberg said that, even though there are some positive signs, it is still early to lift nationwide restrictions, which include masks, limiting public gatherings to 20 people and quarantining people arriving from abroad. There are, however, regional disparities in the country. Due to coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak it is relatively quiet in the streets of Norway’s capital. EPA-EFE/HAKON MOSVOLD LARSEN NORWAY OUT

A man protecting himself with a mask carries shopping bags on a street of Oslo, Norway, 13 March 2020. On November 6, the capital Oslo shut theatres, cinemas, training centres and swimming pools, with bars and restaurants no longer able to serve alcohol, causing many to close altogether. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Norway to keep virus restrictions until mid-December

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08291576 A man protecting himself with a mask carries shopping bags on a street of Oslo, Norway, 13 March 2020. She added that the government could offer vaccines to vulnerable groups early next year. The number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Norway was 150.9 as of Tuesday, the fourth-lowest in Europe. “There is light at the end of the tunnel. Norway, which is not a member of the European Union, plans to acquire vaccines obtained by the EU, thanks to Sweden, which is an EU member and will sell some of its own to Norway. EPA-EFE/HAKON MOSVOLD LARSEN

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Norway’s prime minister Erna Solberg said on Wednesday that the country needs at least another three weeks to assess whether its current coronavirus restrictions can be lifted. We must hold on”, Solberg said.