Erna Solberg: In the future, we must consider “worst-case” scenarios more seriously

Erna SolbergPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB
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Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) says that, in the future, Norway has to prepare for the worst possible outcomes in its contingency plans.

On Wednesday, the Corona Commission submitted its report on how the authorities have handled the pandemic in Norway. The commission believes there were severe failures in how the government had prepared for a possible pandemic.

“The planning we had for a pandemic was based on the experiences we had from the swine flu, based on the experiences of the measures we had previously,” Solberg told news bureau NTB.

“But we must learn from that in the future: We must think more along the lines of the ‘worst-case’ in all scenarios,” she noted.

March 12

She still believes that she made the right decision on March 12 last year, when the government decided to shut down Norway.

“Yes. And the commission supports that,” Solberg said.

When asked where she sees the greatest need to make changes in the future, Solberg answered: infection control equipment, emergency preparedness, and reviewing the consequences.

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