OSLO, Norway — Norway on Monday put a nationwide limit for public gatherings to 50, down from 200, and at the same time urged that a maximum five guests at a time can visit people in private homes.
The announcement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg came ahead of the traditional Christmas parties held by companies, associations and privates across Norway. These events are traditionally held before Christmas eve when Norwegian celebrate Yule.
The new restrictions start Tuesday at midnight and last until early December but can be extended if needed.
Norway has had 17,908 confirmed COVID-19 cases ad 279 deaths.