Norway lifts ban on flights from Britain introduced due to virus variant

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OSLO (Reuters) – Norway is lifting its ban on flights from Britain, introduced to cease the unfold of a extra contagious variant of the coronavirus, the well being ministry stated on Friday, with planes allowed to land from January 2 at 1600 GMT.

Following the lead of different European nations, Norway on December 21 halted journey from Britain after information that the brand new variant of the virus was quickly spreading.

Oslo introduced on Thursday it could introduce from Jan. 2 obligatory Covid-19 checks for all individuals arriving within the Nordic nation from overseas, both instantly upon arrival or up to 24 hours after.

“If this strain should spread in Norway, it will probably mean a full lockdown of society,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg stated on Thursday.

Norway’s 14-day cumulative variety of Covid-19 circumstances per 100,000 inhabitants was down to 113.6 as of Wednesday, the fourth lowest in Europe behind Iceland, Greece and Finland, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has stated.

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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