The Norwegian parliament will be closed to the public until January 12

Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

Due to the corona situation, the Norwegian parliament’s (Storting) audience gallery will be closed to visitors until January 12, 2022.

The Storting’s presidency has decided to close the parliament to visitors, it is stated in a press release.

“This is an infection control measure we do not take lightly. The Constitution states that meetings of the Storting shall be held in public. This is done by both giving the public access to the Storting meetings and making it possible to follow the meetings digitally. 

“We feel compelled to stop the right to follow the meetings physically as part of many measures to ensure that the Storting maintains its critical function in society,” Storting President Masud Gharahkhani stated.

All parliamentary meetings are still available to the public both in real-time, and afterward, online. Video archives and minutes from the meetings will be available as usual.

All tours of the Storting have also been canceled until January.

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

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