In his speech to the people, which was recorded at Kongsseteren since the king is in quarantine, the king also pointed out that there is now a special need to show confidence.
– “We find ourselves in a situation that is both unreal, alien and frightening for all of us. We do not recognize our everyday life or the world around us. And yet we are only standing at the beginning of something we do not fully know the consequences of,” King Harald opened.
He then emphasized that the most important task now is to try to curb the dramatic development by following the orders given by the authorities.
“The uncertainty makes us vulnerable and the seriousness makes us anxious,” said the king, saying that the new everyday life can give us a sense of powerlessness.
King Harald emphasized that Norway is known as a trusting society and that there is now a special need to show each other confidence, in that everyone takes responsibility for preventing the spread of infection and that the country’s authorities make the right decisions.
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all now,” said King Harald, mentioning both the sick, their relatives, the health personnel, those who are experiencing financial loss and those who attend to important social functions.
The King also encouraged everyone to take extra care of the children, who may be particularly anxious about what is happening.
King Harald concluded by reminding us that we all need a little extra kindness in the times to come.
– “Together we stand in this. And together we will be able to get through what lies ahead,” he said.
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