OSLO (Reuters) -Norwegian police mentioned on Friday they’ve fined Prime Minister Erna Solberg for breaking COVID-19 social distancing guidelines when organising a household gathering to have a good time her birthday.
The nice is for 20,000 Norwegian crowns ($2,352) police chief Ole Saeverud instructed a information convention.
The 2-term prime minister apologised final month for organising an occasion to have a good time her sixtieth birthday with 13 relations at a mountain resort in late February, regardless of a authorities ban on occasions attended by greater than 10 folks.
Whereas the police wouldn’t have issued a nice in most such instances, the prime minister has been on the forefront of the federal government’s work to impose restrictions, the police mentioned.
“Although the legislation is identical for all, all aren’t equal in entrance of the legislation,” mentioned Saeverud, justifying the nice.
($1 = 8.5029 Norwegian crowns)
(Reporting by Terje Solsvik, enhancing by Gwladys Fouche)
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