Tønsberg man fined 30,000 kroner for violating quarantine hotel obligation

Quarantine hotelPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

A man in his late teens from Tønsberg has been fined NOK 30,000 for leaving the quarantine hotel.

The man returned to Norway after a stay in a country outside Europe but left the quarantine hotel before the quarantine period was over, according to the newspaper Tønsbergs Blad.

The man was infected with the delta variant of the coronavirus, and the municipal chief physician in Tønsberg has previously stated that he has contributed to the spread of the variant in Tønsberg and Færder municipalities.

Knut Erik Ågrav in the Southeastern Police District told the newspaper that the man has a few days to choose whether he wants to accept the fine. He has not been questioned by the police or given an explanation for his decision.

Earlier, the man said that the whole situation was not his fault and that he should not have been in the quarantine hotel. He thinks he was infected in the hotel.

The man did not want to comment on the case to the newspaper. 

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

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