Erna Solberg answered the children’s questions about Corona

Oslo.Press conference for children.Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Minister for Children and Families Kjell Ingolf Ropstad, and Minister of Education and Integration Guri Melby.Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

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Can you celebrate a birthday and what about the summer holidays? These were among the questions from the children when Erna Solberg held a separate press conference for them.

The press conference was held on Monday in collaboration with NRK Super and Aftenposten Junior.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg turned up at the Prime Minister’s Office to answer questions from children about the Corona virus. She was accompanied by Minister for Children and Families, Kjell Ingolf Ropstad , (KrF) and Minister of Knowledge and Integration Guri Melby (V).

The press conference was not open to adult journalists, but was broadcast directly onto the Government’s website.

The three answered questions from children across the country, who were wondering about everything from how long schools will stay closed to whether to celebrate a birthday with two friends.

Take care of each other
An important theme was what the children can do to help. Both Ropstad and the prime minister urged everyone to take extra care of each other

– Many can feel lonely when they need to be at home. Those who usually feel a little lonely may feel extra lonely now. Then you can make contact on the phone or online. You can do something fun together, even if you are not together, Solberg said.

Summer vacation
There were several questions about how long schools had to stay closed, and whether the summer holidays were in danger.

– Here we simply have to wait and see. I hope it won’t be long, but can’t promise anything, Melby replied.

– The summer holidays may be different than originally planned, so you have to be prepared for that. Fortunately, it is very nice in Norway in the summer too!

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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2 Comments on "Erna Solberg answered the children’s questions about Corona"

  1. A very responsible action taken by responsible government

  2. Umm … NO. The kids and we parents shouldn’t be cheated out of summer vacation time and plans by an epidemic, and you shouldn’t be taking the epidemic’s “side” in this. 🙂 The kids can catch up to whatever they missed in the fall, OR

    … considering your mention of online communication … there is no reason why they can’t be instructed and tested – at least to an adequate/minimal extent – online.

    “– Here we simply have to wait and see. I hope it won’t be long, but can’t promise anything, Melby replied.

    – The summer holidays may be different than originally planned, so you have to be prepared for that. Fortunately, it is very nice in Norway in the summer too!”

    More children’s marches downtown? :-/

    Or are employees’ extra holiday days going to be cancelled too?

    ***

    And I notice the panel isn’t wearing facemasks, but they probably didn’t mingle with our little germ bombs there afterwards, so ….

    Again, EVERYONE should be wearing facemasks so that the MANY who do not know they are infected – since it can take up to 14 days to incubate, all that time contagious – don’t sneeze/cough/breathe it out and around … leading to wildfire infection which is exactly what we are seeing now.

    They were mandatory in China, and that country claims to have defeated the epidemic. Meanwhile, ours is spreading – out of (facemask) control.

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