A majority in Norway’s parliament opposes Solberg, demands no quarantine hotels for fully vaccinated people

Erna SolbergPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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A majority in the Norwegian parliament (Storting), consisting of the opposition parties, demands that the government allow fully vaccinated people to be released from quarantine hotels when they come to Norway from abroad.

According to the newspaper Aftenposten, a majority consisting of the Socialist Left Party (SV), the Center Party (SP), the Progress Party (FRP), and the Labor Party (AP) supports the following position: 

“The Storting asks the government, pending a corona certificate, to put in place as soon as possible a safe and verifiable temporary solution that ensures that persons who are protected do not have to stay in a corona hotel.”

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) has been aware since May 4 that keeping vaccinated persons in corona hotels is “disproportionate” and recommended that the scheme be abolished. 

FHI’s position

The FHI believes that vaccinated people have a minimal risk of becoming infected and spreading the infection further.

The government has nevertheless discarded this advice and has, among other things, justified it on the grounds that there is a danger that someone may produce false vaccination evidence.

The opposition is now forcing the government to follow the FHI’s recommendation.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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