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Covid 19 coronavirus: Norway dumps all Covid restrictions to ‘live as normal’

Norway has ditched all its Covid-19 measures, even social distancing, in a radical move that as yet has unclear consequences.

Apr 3, 2020: Norway’s PM calls for ‘stronger multilateral cooperation’ amid Covid-19 crisis (Note: This video is from 2020 and used to show the change in Erna Solberg’s COVID19 position)

On Friday, the Nordic nation’s government announced that it was time to “live as normal” with Covid-19 after 561 days of enduring some kind of restriction, whether that be venue capacity limits or stay-at-home orders.

Now, Norwegians can attend restaurants, night clubs, sporting events and anything else at full capacity, with social distancing thrown out the window.

Sep 14, 2021: Norway’s left-leaning opposition parties have begun talks to form a new coalition government. The alliance led by Jonas Gahr Store won a landslide victory in the general election, which was dominated by the climate crisis and the future of the country’s huge oil and gas industry. The talks will be tricky, with more left-wing parties anxious to move towards a green economy, while Labour preferring a gradual transition.

They’ve even started encouraging travel outside of Europe, removing travel warnings.

The new rules come into effect on Saturday, 4pm local time (Sunday, 4am NZT).

“It is 561 days since we introduced the toughest measures in Norway in peacetime … Now the time has come to return to a normal daily life,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg told reporters.

“In short, we can now live as normal.”


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