Erna Solberg on How Norway Is Reopening With Cautious Optimism: 'We Know Where the Risk Points Are'

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July 28, 2020

Erna Solberg on How Norway Is Reopening With Cautious Optimism: 'We Know Where the Risk Points Are'

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When COVID-19 started rapidly spreading throughout Europe in March, Norway was hard hit. But under Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s leadership, the country quickly adopted strict lockdown measures and ramped up testing. Five months later, Norway now enjoys one of the lowest fatality rates in Europe.

“This is the rainiest day Norway has had since the 1930s,” Solberg said during a TIME 100 Talks discussion with International Editor Dan Stewart. “But I think, in a way, we were lucky in the unluck that we had.”

Less than two weeks ago, Norway opened up its borders to parts of Europe, welcoming tourists back into the country. Throughout Norway, citizens are enjoying the summer after a long winter and spring in lockdown. “We believe of course that we are able to control it,” Solberg says. “We know much more about the virus than when we started.”

Click here to read the full article published by Time on 23 July 2020.

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