The government allocates 6 billion for the fight against the Coronavirus

Prime Minister Erna SolbergPrime Minister Erna Solberg.Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

In next year’s state budget, almost NOK 6 billion extra has been set aside to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic. Of these, 3.8 billion will go to vaccine purchases.

A total of NOK 3.8 billion will be set aside for advance agreements on vaccine delivery and vaccination, NOK 1.1 billion will go to an emergency stockpile for medicines and NOK 650 million for testing at border crossings, writes VG.

The appropriation is in addition to the ordinary health budget and other crisis packages.

– “This hopefully means that we get to test more people and track infection, in the case that the strategy will work. In addition, we have set aside a lot of money to buy vaccines, so that we can buy enough vaccines to vaccinate ourselves if we get it,” says Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) to the newspaper.

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