We’re not halfway through the fight, says Solberg. But good teamwork has given Norway control over the virus.
Norway will gradually reopen society in a controlled way, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Here she presented the government’s plan to ease some of the stringent measures that are in effect due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The government’s plan means that schools and kindergartens will gradually open.
Kindergarten opens from April 20, and the following week the youngest classes in schools and SFOs follow.
Hairdressers and other companies that are closed for the danger of infection can reopen in April if they meet measures to protect against infection, says Solberg.
She emphasizes that the Norwegians must become accustomed to the fact that measures will continue to be taken against the spread of infection.
Among other things, many will still have to work from home.
– We are not halfway through the game if we are to compare ourselves to a football game. But with good teamwork, Norway has managed to get control of this virus. The task now is to hold on to this control, says Solberg.
She warns the Norwegians against believing that one can now fully return to everyday life as it looked before the corona eruption.
– What we are doing now is to open up a little. But I emphasize so strongly I can that this does not mean that we become careless in other areas. Other measures and advice continue to apply, says the prime minister.
But the ban imposed on cabin trips in the Norwegian mountains will be lifted again from April 20, Health Minister Bent Høie said, according to Reuters news agency.
Høie said on Monday that Norway has got the infection “under control” and reduced the spread of the infection with the measures that have been introduced.
At Tuesday’s press conference, he stressed that the rigorous measures have been difficult for many, but necessary and important. And some of the initiatives have to continue for a while.
The fight against the virus has not been won, although we now seem to have reached the goal that on average each person does not infect more than one, says Høie.