Ombudsman: Lack of anti-infection measures aimed at immigrants in Norway can be seen as discrimination

Hanne BjurstrømPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB
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Out of the 29 proposed anti-corona measures aimed at immigrants, only two have been implemented, according to newspaper Klassekampen. 

That can be seen as discrimination, ombudsman Hanne Bjurstrøm warns.

The measures came after the presentation from an expert committee on December 4 last year. 

According to Klassekampen’s review, only these two have been implemented so far:

  1. Information campaigns on corona testing in several languages.
  2. Increased visibility of testing stations at larger airports.

Equality and discrimination ombudsman Hanne Bjurstrøm believes that is a sign of inequality.

“There is inequality in practice, and it can be seen as discrimination against groups that can’t use what is intended for the general public,” she told Klassekampen.

Bjurstrøm believes that efforts to communicate critical information quickly to all parts of the population have not been successful.

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

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