Norway introduces new COVID measures in Oslo amid suspected Omicron cases

Norway introduces new anti-COVID measures in greater Oslo after a suspected cluster of Omicron cases emerges among dozens of vaccinated people.

Face masks will be mandatory in public transport, shopping centers, shops and taxis when social distancing is not possible. People will have to work from home if possible and the number allowed to gather at indoor private events will be limited to 100, the government says.

A seller waits for clients in an ice cream shop during a chilly spring day in Oslo, Norway, Sunday, April 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

The announcement comes after the Omicron variant was detected in one of dozens of people who tested positive after a Christmas dinner in Oslo of 120 vaccinated people last week.

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