Restaurant in Ålesund fined 75,000 kroner for breaching infection control rules

ToldbodenPhoto: Halvard Alvik / NTB
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The police in Ålesund have fined a restaurant NOK 75,000 for violating the infection control rules. At least 119 people have been infected with the coronavirus.

On Friday, the police in Møre og Romsdal fined the owner company HR Restaurantdrift, which operated the restaurant Toldboden in April, NOK 75,000 for violating COVID regulations between April 16 to 18. 

It has been established that the nightclub served people alcohol without them also ordering food, as stipulated in the regulations.

“This has probably been a strong contributing factor to the fact that many guests seem to have taken their own safety and the prevailing recommendations regarding infection control lightly,” the police wrote.

At least 119 people infected

According to the newspaper Sunnmørsposten, at least 119 people have been infected with the coronavirus after the outbreak occurred at the restaurant. 

“In prosecuting the size of the fine, the prosecuting authority has assumed that the fine will be adopted. If it is not accepted, a claim for a fine of NOK 100,000 will be filed, as well as coverage of legal costs, when the case is processed in the district court,” police attorney Mathias Häber noted.

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

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