Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 
Oslo Operahus. Photo by Arvid Malde on Unsplash
Find out what's going on in Norway on Tuesday with The Local's short roundup of important news.

Cyclist taken to hospital on last leg of world record attempt 

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after falling off his bike, attempting to break the world record for the quickest time to cycle from Lindesnes in southern Norway to the North Cape in the north. 

Øystein Dahl was less than 20 kilometres from the finish line when he fell from his bike and had to be taken to hospital by air ambulance. 

Dahl fell off his bike after hitting a pothole in a poorly lit tunnel. 

He was expected to smash the previous record, which he previously set, by four days. The world record attempt was being made to raise money for charity. Dahl had set the goal of raising 2.4 million kroner for the Childhood Cancer Association. 

Two questioned by police after stabbing in Bergen

Police have questioned two people after a man was stabbed in Bergen, West Norway, yesterday. 

The victim is receiving treatment at Haukeland Hospital. The extent of their injuries is currently unknown. 

All of those involved in the incident were men over 50. 

Foreign Minister says Norway is not obliged to take back IS fighters 

Norway’s foreign minister, Ine Eriksen Søreide, has said that Norway is not obliged to bring home Norwegian IS fighters and their children following a call from the US for its allies to repatriate IS fighters. 

In January last year, the government decided to bring an IS-affiliated woman back from Syria and later sentenced her to three and a half years in prison for her participation in the group. 

The participation of the woman led to FRP leaving the government. The women and her children were brought home due to her son suffering from a serious illness. 

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193 new Covid cases 

On Monday, 193 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Norway. This is nine cases more than the seven-day average of 184. 

In Oslo, 23 new Covid-29 infections were registered. This is six less than the seven-day average for the Norwegian capital. 

The R-number or reproduction rate in Norway is currently 0.7. This means that every ten people that are infected will, on average, only infect another seven people, indicating that the infection level is declining.

Total number of reported Covid-19 cases in Norway. Source: NIPH

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