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A house party in Norway

Norwegian Tests Positive for COVID-19 Then Goes To Party

A resident of western Norway has been fined 20,000 kroner after attending a party following a positive coronavirus diagnosis. Norway's Western Police District has issued a fine of 20,000 Norwegian kroner ($1,900) in one of the...
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Norway Is Closed: PM Extends Emergency Coronavirus Measures

UPDATED 24 MARCH: The Norwegian Prime Minister has announced the extension of the country's emergency measures up to and including Easter. The most drastic set of measures ever seen outside of wartime aim to stop the...
Ill lady self-reporting symptoms online

Coronavirus: Norway Urges Online Self-Reporting of Mild Symptoms

24,000 Norwegians registered mild coronavirus-like symptoms within a few hours of a new online reporting tool going live. The health authority wants everyone with respiratory symptoms to register. Norway's health system is being stretched as coronavirus...
Unemployment in Norway concept

‘Permittering’: Temporary Layoffs in Norway During the Coronavirus Crisis

More than 100,000 people have been temporarily laid off in Norway because of the coronavirus crisis. Many more will likely follow. Here's what “permittering” means during these highly unusual times. At the time of writing, an...
University of Oslo downtown campus

UiO Student Experience During Coronavirus Shutdown in Norway

An account of life as a foreign student at the University of Oslo during these unprecedented times. What has changed and what hasn't? I returned to Oslo on New Year’s Day after a two-week Christmas holiday...
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36: Coronavirus Podcast: COVID-19 in Norway

Life in Norway Show Episode 36: In a break from the usual schedule, we update everyone on the latest situation with the coronavirus in Norway. Hi everyone. Today's episode was to be an interview with a...
Hurtigruten coastal ferry on a cloudy fjord

Coronavirus: Hurtigruten Suspends Coastal Service For One Month

In response to the coronavirus crisis, Hurtigruten takes all but two ships out of service. All voyages are cancelled, with almost 3,000 employees temporarily laid off. The turmoil facing the aviation industry has dominated the travel...
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Comparing Coronavirus Response in Norway & the UK

Norway and the UK are near neighbours and important trading partners. But their approaches to tackling the coronavirus outbreak have been starkly different. One British expat living in Norway takes a closer look. Regardless of your...
Home quarantine in Norway graphic

Explained: Home Quarantine & Home Isolation in Norway

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Norway, increasing numbers of people are subject to home quarantine or home isolation. But what exactly do those terms mean? The recent introduction of emergency measures by the Norwegian...
King of Norway gives national address on Norwegian TV

Quarantined King of Norway Addresses Nation

As the country's government implements emergency measures, Norway's King took to the airwaves this weekend to reassure the population. His Majesty King Harald V of Norway held an unexpected live television address to the Norwegian population...