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The omicron variant spreads rapidly. In addition, the infection increases with the delta variant. The pressure on both the health service and the test capacity is under pressure in several places.

On Monday, Minister of Health Ingvild Kjerkol (Labor Party) said that the health service is in tension and that the government will introduce stricter national measures Tuesday.

Both the National Institute of Public Health and the Norwegian Directorate of Health believe that it is now necessary to introduce new, stricter contact-reducing measures.

Too many close contacts

The main problem is that people have too many close contacts.

Most recently last week, new regional corona measures were introduced in a number of municipalities. Mandatory testing was also introduced at the border.

Many people think that is not enough. In a survey conducted by Norstat for NRK, 36 percent answer that the corona measures the health authorities have taken against omikron are not enough.

10 percent of those surveyed believe that the measures are too comprehensive. While 48 percent answer that the level of action is appropriate.

MEASURES: Minister of Health Ingvild Kjerkol (Labor Party) announces several national measures on Tuesday,

Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB

Minister of Health: Not surprised

Minister of Health Ingvild Kjerkol (Labor Party) is not surprised that many want stricter measures.

– We have seen throughout the pandemic that some want stronger measures. There are many who are covered by the measures, and they also have some unfortunate consequences. It is always a balance we seek to find, says Kjerkol.

People NRK met on the streets of Oslo were divided on the question of whether stricter measures should be introduced or not.

The test station at Svinesund

TEST: Queue at the test station at Svinesund. Everyone traveling into Norway must register and test at the border or within 24 hours of arrival.

Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

Few Oslo people want to tighten

The proportion who believe that the measures introduced by the health authorities are too weak is greatest in northern Norway (46 per cent). Only 22 percent of those surveyed in Oslo want stricter measures.

Through large parts of the pandemic, the Oslo region has had stricter local corona measures than the rest of the country due to high infection.

A NRK met on the street, Johan Røed, believes the reason why fewer people in Oslo want stricter measures is that the Oslo area has had stricter measures over time.

– It will be natural that people here are more bored. I probably think that we in Oslo largely took part in the reopening, and that it was marked as a clearer separation here. It made many people think that we were done, and it has probably settled more in the body, he says.

Johan Røed, Klara Wade and Vera (2)

Johan Røed, Klara Wade and Vera (2) think that measures are fine as long as the measures introduced by the authorities are targeted.

Photo: Andreas Krantz / NRK

– It is important that the measures are targeted

The family with children thinks it is okay for new measures to be introduced, as long as the measures are targeted. They do not want a new complete shutdown.

– It is important that targeted measures are introduced. That is, you know what problem to solve, now that large parts of society have been vaccinated, says Klara Wade.

They themselves have recently experienced an outbreak in Vera’s kindergarten (2).

– We experienced that it took quite a long time before the kindergarten was closed. It was a positive quick test last week and it was only yesterday that the kindergarten was closed down, so it may have developed, says Røed.


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