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Norway Sees a Spike in COVID-19 Cases

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norway has seen a spike in cases, prompting Norwegian Health Minister Bent Hoeie to say that “we are now setting a record that no one wants to set.”

“In the last 24 hours, we have seen 1,156 new cases in Norway,” Bent Hoeie said, adding that official figures show that there have been 5,337 new cases since last week. “This is the highest number we have had since the beginning of the pandemic.

The capital city of Oslo and surrounding region “represent 80% of all (new) cases in Norway,” said Bjoern Guldvog, head of the Norwegian Directorate of Health.

Norway has in recently weeks chiefly opted for local restrictions and recommendation with Hoeie saying that “we want as far as possible to avoid stricter restrictions where there is little infection.”

Oslo has banned more than two visitors in private homes and ordered education in upper school classes as well as universities to switch to distant learning. Restaurants and bars, and non-food shops have also been closed.

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