挪威 reins in on foreign workers

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The Norwegian 政府 will no longer exempt foreign workers from quarantine regulations when they arrive in 挪威 from so-called “red”感染率高的国家。他们赢了’直到隔离期结束10天后方可工作。

总理埃尔娜·索尔伯格(Erna 索尔伯格)周一参加了舞台’s press conference on new recommended Corona regulations by Health Minister Bent Høie (far right) and (from left) Health Director Bjørn Guldvog and Camilla Stoltenberg, head of 挪威’的公共卫生研究所FHI。照片:艾琳·拉森/总理府

这项新规则旨在更好地监控过去14天中来自感染率超过每100,000居民150例电晕病例的国家的人。这是总理恩纳·索尔伯格(Erna 索尔伯格)在周一另一次政府新闻发布会上宣布的, 担心她在周末长大, after a jump in Corona infection cases in 挪威.

这将特别影响来自波兰的工人以及来自法国,西班牙和英国等感染率很高的国家的其他人。目前对工人的检疫豁免的终止将从周五午夜开始生效,而上周至少有50人从波兰抵达时被确认已感染。

“There’在波兰和欧洲其他地区都传播了很多感染,”Sandefjord的Torp机场所服务地区的首席医疗官Ole Henrik Augestad博士周一早些时候告诉挪威广播电台(NRK)。“We’re seeing the effects of that in 挪威 now.”

单人房10天
挪威’s public health institute FHI had recommended that workers commuting from areas of Europe with high infection rates should no longer be exempted from quarantine rules while at work. The 政府 listened, and also imposed restrictions on those only subject to quarantine during their free time. It will take effect from midnight Tuesday, and demands that newly arrived workers must be housed in single rooms and be tested every third day during the first 10 days of their arrival in 挪威.

雇主还必须做出安排,以确保在整个检疫期间,以及在公司营房的公共区域(例如厨房和客厅),保持社会隔离。对于企业(其中有些已经很困难)和国家雇主来说,这意味着额外的支出’NHO组织提出反对意见。索尔伯格指出,一些公司将有资格获得与电晕相关的特定成本或损失的赔偿。

奥斯陆领导人Raymond Johansen’市政府对外籍工人造成的感染风险提出了担忧,并寻求更多限制。州政府也参加了会议。照片:奥斯陆公社

奥斯陆的领袖’s city 政府, Raymond Johansen of the 劳动 Party, has been one of the strongest advocates of better controlling infection levels among foreign workers arriving in 挪威. He was relieved that state officials were addressing the issue, over the protests of  NHO.

“每天都有几架飞机从波兰这个感染率高的国家的奥斯陆降落,”约翰森说,虽然 对挪威首都的普通居民实行更严格的限制. “我们希望每个人在抵达后和抵达后都要接受几次测试。”

他告诉报纸 Aftenposten over the weekend that 挪威 should even consider “阻止来自许多感染国家的入境,并关闭我们的边界”如果感染水平没有’下降。他猛烈抨击 有争议的低价航空公司Wizz Air, claiming it bears special responsibility since it flies in the most foreign workers to 挪威.

“I know that what I’m saying can have great consequences for business in 挪威 and for the daily lives of many,” Johansen said. “但是,如果我们不这样做,后果将更大。 ’不能做任何事情。如果我们继续让许多人进入,我们就必须质疑它的智慧。”

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Johansen also said he realized that many companies in 挪威 rely on foreign labour, but if Corona infection isn’在更好的控制之下“我们可以降落在这样的情况下’我将不得不再次关闭该国。” He thinks it’最好在一段时间内实行更严格的规定,然后等到欧洲关闭比现在更多的时候关闭。

Johansen also wants to consider the option of mandatory testing on arrival at Norwegian airports, not just the voluntary testing available now. He was relieved that quarantine rules will be better enforced and that workers living in company barracks will have single rooms. Companies need to follow standard rules, said Johansen, who also has said that no one, including Norwegians returning from abroad, should be allowed to go directly to work right after arrival in 挪威.

索尔伯格’政府也遵循了 采取更严格的国家措施,如果认为必要的话,地方当局可以采取更严格的措施。她的政府建议,应邀请不超过五位客人进入私人住宅,花园或度假屋 (振作) 一次。但是,在同一日间照料中心或小学就读的儿童则被豁免。

“我们还建议您在一周内减少社交场合中的人,”索尔伯格说。在奥斯陆,约翰逊和他的政府已限制每周开会10人。索尔伯格说,像在租房举行婚礼之类的私人聚会最多应有50人参加,政府将支持地方当局,因为他们认为有必要加强在餐馆,酒吧或工作场所举办公共活动的规则。尽可能鼓励所有人在家工作。

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