Status reports on coronavirus measures
3 April: The City of Oslo has asked the Government to allow food shops and pharmacies to stay open during Easter
Press release: «Everyone in Oslo will have to stay at home during Easter, so there will be a lot of pressure on the food shops during the holiday, which can in turn increase the risk of spreading the coronavirus. In line with advice from the Head physician of infection control, the City of Oslo has applied to the National Government to suspend regulations for retail opening hours, so that food shops and pharmacies can stay open as on normal weekdays throughout Easter», said the Governing Mayor Raymond Johansen (Labour).
3. April 2020
30 March: The City of Oslo takes urgent action for pubs and restaurants
Press release: The City of Oslo is acutely aware of the strong impact anti-epidemic measures have on turnover in pubs and restaurants, and of the fact that many of these businesses face serious financial difficulties when their sales fall or stop.
31. March 2020
27 March: The City of Oslo will continue its actions to prevent infection with new regulations
Last week, the National Government presented its tightened and extended measures to prevent infections. These were approved by the government on 27 March. The City of Oslo will follow up with new corona-virus regulations.
30. March 2020
26 March: The City of Oslo can lose billions as a result of the corona-crisis
Press release: According to Governing Mayor Raymond Johansen (Labour), ̋The Corona-crisis is giving the City of Oslo much higher costs and reduced income, and the national government has not yet given a guarantee that local authorities will receive compensation for additional expenditure and loss of revenue. I am very concerned that the local government sector in Norway is facing an economic crisis, which will force us to make cuts in kindergartens, schools, elderly care, climate measures and local services. ̏
27. March 2020