The government of Norway announced on Monday that it is banning the serving of alcohol in bars and restaurants as part of the nation’s effort to slow the spread of the so-called Omicron Variant of the Chinese coronavirus.
Other measures include tightening coronavirus restrictions in schools, mask mandates, the of closing gyms and swimming pools to most citizens, and an increased push to have citizens vaccinated with the experimental coronavirus booster shots.
Quarantines will also become more prevalent and widespread in the nation, the government announced.
In order to speed up the booster-shot process, the government has indicated that the armed forces of Norway could be mobilized to assist. Pharmacies will also be used to speed up the inoculation process.