Norway starts providing updated corona information in several languages, including Polish and Arabic

Erna SolbergPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB
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Until this week, there has been a lack of translated official information from the government’s corona press conferences. On Monday, the translations were sent out for the first time.

Thus, for the first time, the government implemented one of its measures it promised to introduce on December 8 last year – fast and centrally coordinated translation of information given via press conferences, newspaper Klassekampen writes.

The translated information, which was sent out on Monday, has also been sent to 142 immigrant organizations and a number of international media channels, such as Radio Latin America and Radio Voice of Oslo, and six nationwide organizations, including Caritas.

Lack of translated information for immigrants

Of the total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the country since February, 35% of the infected were born outside Norway, the newspaper writes. 

Nevertheless, up to Monday, there has been a lack of updated information for immigrants from the government’s many corona-related press conferences.

“This is shockingly late,” SV’s Karin Andersen said. 

The information was initially sent out in Norwegian and English but will now also published in Polish, Somali, Urdu, and Arabic.

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

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