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KAPUT FOR THE DEUTSCHE: Germany and Liechtenstein added to Norway’s growing ‘red list’ due to rise in COVID-19 cases

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One of Europe’s few remaining countries not to rejoin Norway’s “red list” in recent weeks due to a “second wave” of COVID-19 cases is now the victim of ill fate, as people arriving from Germany and Liechtenstein will officially be subject to mandatory quarantine requirements beginning Saturday, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health announced Wednesday.

The list of countries has been growing steadily in the Norwegian government’s weekly assessments, which require acceptably “safe” (i.e. “yellow list”) countries to have fewer than 20 confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants and fewer than five percent positive tests for the virus during the past two weeks. All arrivals from red list countries must go into immediate quarantine for 10 days upon reaching the Norwegian mainland, with a few exemptions for special circumstances.

Travel to Svalbard, one of the last remaining places in the world with no officially diagnosed COVID-19 cases, is not allowed until the mainland quarantine period is complete.

Other areas currently on the red list are: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, the Faroe Islands, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and certain regions in Sweden and Denmark.

As of Wednesday there have been 10,454 positive cases and 264 deaths in Norway due to the coronavirus.

 

 

 

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Mark Sabbatini

I'm a professional transient living on a tiny Norwegian island next door to the North Pole, where once a week (or thereabouts) I pollute our extreme and pristine environment with paper fishwrappers decorated with seemingly random letters that would cause a thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters to die of humiliation. Such is the wisdom one acquires after more than 25 years in the world's second-least-respected occupation, much of it roaming the seven continents in search of jazz, unrecognizable street food and escorts I f****d with by insisting they give me the platonic tours of their cities promised in their ads. But it turns out this tiny group of islands known as Svalbard is my True Love and, generous contributions from you willing, I'll keep littering until they dig my body out when my climate-change-deformed apartment collapses or they exile my penniless ass because I'm not even worthy of washing your dirty dishes.
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