, Dec 7 () –
The Prime Minister of Norway, Jonas Gahr Store, announced on Tuesday new restrictions in the country in the framework of the worsening of the epidemiological situation, which has led to a “serious situation”, and ahead of Christmas.
“The situation is so serious that we must take new measures to maintain control. Therefore, this year will also be a different Christmas holiday,” lamented the Norwegian ‘premier’ at a press conference, in which he alluded to ” danger of an overloaded health system “and the spread of the omicron variant.
For this reason, the measures that will be applied have the objective of stopping the expansion of omicron while more information is collected on this new variant that is believed to be more contagious.
Among the new measures is the rule of social distance, keep one meter from others, and when this is not possible, such as in closed spaces such as shops or restaurants, a mask should be used. The Minister of Health, Ingvild Kjerkol, has stressed the need to reduce the number of close contacts, according to the statement published by the Government.
Specifically, for Christmas and New Year they recommend meeting with a maximum of 20 people, to which is added that on certain social occasions, such as funerals, a maximum of participants will be reintroduced.
The new restrictions will go into effect this Thursday for four weeks, in principle.
Likewise, the prime minister has appealed to those citizens who have not yet been inoculated to ask them to do so, while he has also asked to “accept” the booster doses.