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Norway Tightens Virus Rules to Combat Surge in New Cases

  • Nordic nation has seen a spike in Covid cases in recent weeks
  • Tighter rules to be introduced on households, foreign workers
A cyclist passes a bar in Oslo on Sept. 23. Norway has so far reported almost 18,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 279 fatalities.

A cyclist passes a bar in Oslo on Sept. 23. Norway has so far reported almost 18,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 279 fatalities.

Photographer: Odin Jaeger/Bloomberg
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Norway is tightening restrictions on households and foreign workers as part of a series of rule changes aimed at stemming a resurgence in coronavirus cases across the Nordic nation, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said.

The country of 5.4 million people is currently facing the most serious threat from Covid-19 since the start of pandemic earlier this year, she told reporters in the capital, Oslo, on Monday. Taking action now is critical to combating a jump in new cases, Solberg said.