NRK: Erna Solberg broke corona rules during winter holidays

Erna SolbergPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and her family broke coronavirus rules while on winter vacation in Geilo, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports. Solberg apologized for the incident.

According to the channel, the family gathered two nights in a row, and more than ten people ate dinner together. One night everyone was out eating – except the Prime Minister herself, she had eye problems. 

According to the national infection control rules, that many people could not gather at a private event at a restaurant in February.

“I, who inform the Norwegian people about infection control rules every single day stand, should have known the rules better. 

“But the truth is that I have not checked the rules well enough, and thus I haven’t realized that when a family goes out together, and there are more than ten people, it is actually considered an event,” Solberg said.

“I want to apologize”

She says the family went to a restaurant in the belief that it was the best way to respect infection control measures.

“In retrospect, after NRK asked me the question whether this was not an event, we understood that it was in violation of the regulations. I just want to apologize for that,” Solberg said. 

The day after the restaurant visit, the extended family of 14 people gathered, including Erna Solberg, in an apartment where they ate sushi. 

This was not a violation of the infection control rules, but it was against the authorities’ recommendation.

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

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