In its latest budget recommendation, the Oslo City Council has set aside half a billion kroner for handling the corona crisis in 2022.
In a press release, the City Council pointed out that there is still a high infection pressure throughout the country and that the corona crisis will be of great importance in 2022.
The City Council proposes a central corona allocation of NOK 500 million in 2022, which applies to all sectors in the Municipality. It is assumed that the Municipality will receive compensation from the state for additional costs that the pandemic entails.
In the original Oslo budget, no corona money had been set aside.
“The Municipality’s employees are still tirelessly working on infection control measures, testing, and vaccination, and all indications point to the fact that a lot of such work will continue next year. We need clear signals from the government about compensation to the municipalities for corona costs in 2022,” Finance Councilor Einar Wilhelmsen stated.
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