101 criminal cases registered related to Corona and new rules

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As many as 46 out of 101 criminal cases have been registered by the Police Directorate as being directly linked to the Corona pandemic.

This shows an overview from the directorate, which has seen violations between March 9 and April 12, according to Bergens Tidende. The Corona situation can be seen as a trigger in 101 criminal cases.

46 of the cases are quarantine violations, isolation and stays at leisure properties, and thus violations of special laws introduced after the pandemic broke out. There are several people who have gone to parties, to their cabins or to people who have sought contact with others even though they should have been in isolation after being infected.

14 of the cases deal with threats. For example, a man in Oslo was charged with violence and threats against a public official after spitting on police officers while shouting “corona”. In Oslo District Court, he was sentenced to 75 days in prison after being dealt with in the High Court.

Eight cases concern reckless behavior. For example, two people from the Inland Police District each received a fine of NOK 20,000 for spitting or coughing at other persons.

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