Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Labor Party) believes Norway is on the right track, but reckons that the pandemic will also make its mark this winter.
To VG, the Prime Minister signals that we risk that the corona may hang over us much longer than until the next time the government is to consider the national measures, which are 14 January.
– The measures we introduced in December and people’s efforts over the past month have had a good effect. At the same time, refreshment doses are set throughout the country. But the next few months will be demanding. The coronavirus will affect our everyday lives through the winter, says the Prime Minister.
He points out how well the vaccines protect against serious illness and says that the most important measure will still be the vaccine, whether it is the first, second or third dose.
– Increased use of mass testing will also be able to keep society more open than it otherwise would have been, says Støre.
Whether the children’s train and May 17 again risk being severely limited, as has been the case in the last two years, he is more careful to determine.
– What measures are necessary when spring comes, it is too early to say anything about now, says Støre.