Norway is investigating the case of two residents of nursing homes who died after getting Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine doses. This arrives after a pediatric surgery nurse was reported dead two days after getting Pfizer vaccine jabs in Porto.
In a report, the Medical Director of the Norwegian Medicines Agency, Steiner Madsen, stated ”We have to assess whether the vaccine is the cause of death, or if it is a coincidence that it happened soon after vaccination.”
The department, along with the National Institute of Public Health of Norway, is investigating the possibility of the incidents.
Madsen also stated that it is entirely probable that perhaps the deaths may be coincidental as individuals of older years obtain the coronavirus vaccine prior.
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In order to avoid a revival in the spreading of the coronavirus, Norway will introduce new restrictions, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Sunday, along with a national ban on serving alcohol in bars and restaurants and not welcoming tourists home.
Over the last month, the Nordic country has shown a spike in cases and now reports its R figure, which reflects the average number of people to whom one infected individual can transmit the virus, to be 1.3.
All travel, whether international or domestic, is now prevented for personal purposes. Norway also has some of the strongest travel restrictions in Europe, requiring non-residents to provide documentation before coming into the country that they really are COVID-19 negative.
Oslo introduced compulsory COVID-19 tests on Thursday for all persons entering Norway from abroad, either on arrival or within 24 hours, to stop the spread of the mutation of coronavirus first identified in Britain.
Small border crossings are being closed as these do not have enough resources to have COVID-19 test centers and the border with Finland in the Arctic will be staffed by more military personnel.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said that Norway’s 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants was 113.6 in the week of Dec. 21-27, the fourth-lowest in Europe, behind Iceland, Greece, and Finland.