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COVID-19: Norway to end restrictions from tomorrow

Norway will be removing its Covid-19 restrictions from tomorrow, ending the requirement for social distancing, allowing culture and sports venues to operate at full capacity, while restaurants can reopen along with nightclubs.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg stated, “It is 561 days since we introduced the toughest measures in Norway in peacetime … Now the time has come to return to a normal daily life,”.

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So far, Solberg has implemented the first three stages of a four-step plan to remove social and economic restrictions that were imposed last March.

However, due to worries over infection rates, the final step was postponed.

In relation to today’s announcement, Solberg stated, “In short, we can now live as normal,” while adding, “I want to say: thank you very much Norway,”.

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Approximately 76% of all Norwegians have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, with 67% fully vaccinated, according to the Institute of Public Health.

IMAGE – “Erna Solberg” by Trondheim Havn is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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