“We are now working on tightening the border rules and will come back with more information about this later today,” Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) said on Tuesday.
The work is being done in close dialogue with the health authorities and with other countries, Støre said at the Norwegian parliament (Storting) on Tuesday.
He then explained the government’s corona strategy.
“Let there be no doubt – the government is prepared to implement necessary measures quickly if the situation so requires and we have solid professional coverage,” he added.
Lockdown not proportionate for the moment
“In the current situation, the government believes it is not right or proportionate to ask everyone to stay at home,” Støre added.
“The price of the lockdown is well documented and very high,” Støre said.
He said the government would not shut down the country under the current circumstances and pointed out that the previous rounds of lockdown cost a lot both in terms of increased unemployment and mental illness.
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