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Coronavirus in Norway: The Latest News on the COVID-19 Outbreak

UPDATED 26 SEP: The vast majority of people arriving in Norway from Europe now face a mandatory quarantine period. Tougher measures are in place in Oslo and Bergen as the two big cities face local outbreaks....
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Coronavirus Stats: ‘No Excess Deaths’ In Norway

Surprising new data reveals there was no increase in deaths in Norway compared to previous years during the first three months of the pandemic. 90% of those who died with COVID-19 also had a chronic illness....
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Coronavirus: Norway Announces Timetable for Lifting Restrictions

Two months after introducing extreme restrictions to everyday life, the Norwegian government has announced a timetable for a return to normal. Here's what you need to know. It feels like a long time now since life...
Norwegian flags at a small event in Norway

Norway Allows Public Events Of Up To 50 People

From 7 May, Norwegians will be able to hold events of up to 50 people in public spaces. Cinemas will also be allowed to reopen. However, there are limitations. Norway's gradual relaxation of its coronavirus restrictions...
Bergen Tall Ship Races event in Norway

Norway Bans All Big Summer Events In 2020

The Norwegian government has announced another extension of its coronavirus measures. All events of more than 500 people will not be permitted until September 2020. Norway's tentative relaxation of some coronavirus measures has begun. Kindergartens have...
Crowd tracking app to combat coronavirus in Norway

Smittestopp: How Norway’s New Coronavirus App Works

The Norwegian Prime Minister has urged everyone in Norway to download the new coronavirus app, smittestopp. But what exactly does it do, and why should you download it? Let's take a look. UPDATE: In the days...
Giant Norway flag on 17 May parade in Oslo

17 May: Norway’s National Day Parades Cancelled

Norway's Constitution Day parades in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim have been cancelled. Other cities are expected to follow. A few weeks ago, I wrote that the chances of Norway's Constitution Day parades going ahead looked...
Norway travel photographer in Aalesund

What’s Next for Norway’s Travel Industry After Coronavirus Crisis?

The coronavirus crisis has seen Norway's tourism industry grind to a halt. With hundreds of thousands laid off and many businesses on the brink, what's next for Norwegian travel? Tourism in Norway had been booming for...
Easter chocolate from Norway

Påske 2020: Easter in Norway in the Time of Coronavirus

Limited by Norway's emergency measures, an American living in Norway describes his family's plans for a different Easter vacation this year. In Norway, påske (Easter) is a cherished time of year. The days are finally getting...
Bent Høie, Norway's Minister of Health and Care Services

Norway on Coronavirus: “We Have Control”

As the rate of hospitalised patients remains stable, Norway's Minister of Health and Care Services announces “we have control” of the COVID-19 outbreak. The government's emergency measures to combat the spread of infection have worked. Those...