Norway’s Progress Party says “no” to government’s curfew proposal: “Instead, prioritize better border control”

Per-Willy AmundsenPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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Norway’s Progress Party (FRP) believes that imposing a curfew challenges the constitution. The party warns that it will reject the government’s proposal in the Norwegian parliament (Storting).

“A curfew is a particularly intrusive measure that challenges the constitution and the fundamental human rights of the citizens. 

“The government should rather prioritize better control of the country’s borders,” FRP’s parliamentary representative Per-Willy Amundsen noted.

The Progress Party’s parliamentary group makes it clear that it would not support such an intrusive proposal.

Only for extreme situations?

The government has said that the measure would only be used in an extreme situation where other infection control measures are not sufficient. 

However, the FRP believes that the measure should be reserved for extreme situations such as war, extensive natural disasters, and the like.

“I can already state that the government will not obtain support for such a proposal from the FRP in the Storting,” Amundsen said.

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

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