On Wednesday, the new virus variant omikron was detected in Norway, and today the government has decided to implement a number of new national and regional measures. In this regard, the Presidency of Parliament has taken a decision to protect parliamentary activities that constitute a very important social function, Dagbladet reported.
Norwegian Parliament Speaker Masoud Karakhani (Labour) has indicated that there has been an increase in infection in the community and that regional measures have been introduced in the Oslo region.
– We take infection control very seriously and are implementing measures immediately, Grakhani tells Dagbladet.
The decisions are as follows:
- There will be no events in the Norwegian Parliament from Monday 6 December until Christmas.
- Guided tours of Storting and learning games will be canceled to the extent possible starting Friday, December 3.
- Only representatives of Parliament and employees of party groups are entitled to receive five visitors to Parliament per day.
- Mandatory to bandage indoors if you cannot maintain a distance of one meter.
- Plexiglas will be installed in Parliament Hall from the meeting on December 7.
Additional measures are being considered on an ongoing basis.
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