Former Progress Party (FRP) leader Siv Jensen admitted to breaching corona rules in connection with the May 17 celebration at her mother’s home. “I strongly apologize,” she said.
In addition to Jensen, twelve other people were present at the celebration, TV 2 writes. The current corona rules in the capital state that it is forbidden to have more than ten people gather in private homes.
“More than ten people gathered, of which five were vaccinated. We had not realized that the new recommendations from the FHI to not include protected persons in the number did not apply to Oslo,” Jensen told the channel.
Ready to pay the fine
“I strongly apologize. If we are fined for this violation, we will, of course, pay up,” she said.
NTB has been in contact with the Oslo police’s communications department, which had no immediate comment on the case.
Earlier this month, Sylvi Listhaug was elected as the new leader of the Progress Party, and Jensen resigned after leading the party for 15 years.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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