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Norway relaxes coronavirus restrictions

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 8, 2020
Norway says it plans to open kindergartens from April 20 in the first stage of a gradual lifting of the country’s lockdown.
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The government says pupils in the first four years of school would return to school a week later on April 27 and higher grades “before summer.”

Topics: Norway coronavirus

Prime Minister Erna Solberg tells reporters “it has now been 26 days since we changed the way we live our lives” in reference to the lockdown and “we can see that (government’s) anti-infection measures are working ”

Norway, which has so far recorded 89 deaths and 5,903 confirmed coronavirus infections, joins Austria and Denmark as the first European nations to emerge from a lockdown.

Norway's current restrictions inluded the closure of nurseries and schools, refusing entry to foreigners who do not live and work in Norway and forbidding people to go to their mountain cabins if they have one.

All major sports and cultural events including festivals will still be banned until June 15, she added.