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King Harald and Queen Sonja will remain in self isolation until mid-April

King Harald and Queen Sonja will be isolated until mid-April. This was confirmed by the Royal Court on Thursday morning in a short statement to the Norwegian newspaper «Dagbladet». This is done because they are both at risk of serious illness if they are infected with corona virus. King Harald is 83 years old and Queen Sonja is 82 years old. The Director of Communications at the Royal Court…
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King Harald and Queen Sonja's quarantine period comes to an end

It was Thursday last week that King Harald and Queen Sonja became two of tens of thousands of Norwegians that were quarantined in their own homes. This happened after the Norwegian government decided to introduce quarantine for all Norwegians who had returned from abroad after 28 February as a measure to reduce the risk of spread of the coronavirus in Norway, which is severely affected by…
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King Harald leads Council of State by phone from quarantine

Today’s weekly Council of State in Oslo was a little bit different. King Harald of Norway, who is in home quarantine, led the Council of State for the first time in his life by telephone, while Crown Prince Haakon was physically present in the State Council hall of the Royal Palace. In addition to the King, six of the ministers were absent as they are also in quarantine after returning to…
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Crown Prince Haakon opens conference that was cancelled only hours later

On Tuesday, Crown Prince Haakon opened the Statped Conference in Oslo. This occurred despite the national health advice to avoid events with large crowds because of the coronavirus. The theme for this year’s conference is “I want to join too! The child’s voice and participation – for better learning and life skills in kindergarten and school. ” During the opening of…
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