This year’s March 8 celebration of the International Women’s Day in Oslo will be held digitally

March 8 women dayPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB

The traditional March 8 celebration in Oslo will take place digitally this year and will thus not be affected by the new strict anti-corona measures in the capital.

“We have so many people meet, unfortunately,” Oslo Vice Mayor Inga Marte Thorkildsen (SV) told news bureau NTB after the Municipality’s announcement of the new strict corona measures on Sunday night.

The tightening will be introduced due to high levels of infection that have been reported in the capital recently. The measures include closing restaurants and shops, banning events, and urging people to avoid private gatherings. They will be in force from March 2 to March 15.

The International Women’s Day on March 8, which is usually celebrated with parades in Oslo, thus falls in the middle of the lockdown period.

But this year’s celebration has long been planned to take place in a digital format, so the new restrictions will not have a great impact on the event, Thea Borkhus Gabrielsen in the working committee of the March 8 committee noted in an email to NTB on Sunday night.

“The traditional square event has long been planned to be replaced with a digital stream with political appeals and cultural elements,” she said.

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