OSLO (Reuters) – Norway is banning flights from Britain, launched to stop the spread of a more contagious version of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Health said on Friday, allowing planes to land at 1600 GMT from 2 January has gone.
Following the lead of other European countries, Norway stopped travel from Britain on 21 December following the news that the new version of the virus was spreading rapidly.
Oslo announced on Thursday that it would mandatorily begin the 2 January Kovid-19 tests for all people arriving in the Nordic country, either directly on arrival or 24 hours later.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Thursday, “If this tension spreads in Norway, it will mean a complete lockout of society.”
Norway’s 14-day cumulative number of Kovid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants was 113.6 on Wednesday, the fourth lowest in Europe after Iceland, Greece and Finland, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control said.
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