Norway’s PM Holds Coronavirus Press Conference For Kids, Says It’s OK To Be Scared

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg held a press convention on Monday for Norway’s kids, guaranteeing them that “it’s OK to be scared” throughout a world pandemic.

The Norwegian authorities introduced the press convention on Sunday, saying it was holding the occasion as a result of “many kids have questions in regards to the coronavirus.” 

“There are — and have been — some particular days: Faculties and kindergartens are closed. All sports activities and leisure actions are canceled. And everybody who has been overseas should quarantine once they get residence,” Solberg, whose remarks have been translated, advised Norwegian kids.

“Due to the coronavirus, on a regular basis life has turn into very completely different for each adults and youngsters. Anybody who can keep residence ought to do it on a regular basis. Many kids discover this scary,” she mentioned.

“I perceive that nicely. It’s OK to get a bit of scared when so many massive issues occur without delay. It’s OK to be a bit of scared to get contaminated by the coronavirus. However for the overwhelming majority of us, the coronavirus is innocent.”

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Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg offers a press convention for kids on March 16, 2020.

Solberg defined that the coronavirus is most “harmful for individuals who have a severe sickness” and emphasised the significance of staying residence. 

Joined by Minister of Data Guri Melby and Minister of Kids and Household Affairs Kjell Ingolf Ropstad, Solberg then answered questions from kids submitted by means of the kids’s TV program “NRK Tremendous” and youngsters’s paper Aftenposten Junior.

Questions included “Can I’ve a party?” and “How lengthy does it take to make a vaccine?”

Norway has been making strides in trying to forestall the unfold of the coronavirus. Earlier this week, the College of Science and Know-how alerted Norwegian college students learning overseas to return residence as quickly as potential and singled out the U.S. a nation the place they’d be most in danger.

“This is applicable particularly if you’re staying in a rustic with poorly developed well being providers,” the assertion warned. “This additionally applies for international locations with poorly developed collective infrastructure, for instance the USA, the place it may be tough to get transport to the airport in the event you don’t have a automobile. The identical applies in the event you don’t have medical health insurance.”  

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