- Restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19, set to expire on May 17th, are being extended until June 1st.
- From then, restaurants will be able to stay open until 22.30, and more people will be able to attend public events outside – with a cap of 500 people at for example sporting arenas.
- The limit on indoor activities, where people do not have an assigned seat, will still be kept at 8 people.
Related stories from around the North:
Finland: Mysterious coronavirus variant in Arctic Finland is rare US-Mexican strain, Yle News
Denmark/Greenland: Greenland authorities buoyed by high demand for COVID-19 vaccine, Eye on the Arctic
Iceland: Iceland’s revised COVID-19 border criteria seems to be working, some domestic restrictions relaxed, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Norway extends border closure with Finland due to pandemic, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Norway closes borders over fears of virus, but exempts Russian fishermen from severely infected border region, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: At least 16,000 in Sweden have long COVID, Radio Sweden
United States: Alaska politicians send Trudeau letter saying they’re “shocked” over Canada’s COVID-19 cruise ship ban, Eye on the Arctic