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Norway to end most COVID restrictions: ”We can now live as normal’

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Norway’s society will reopen on Saturday, the government announced on Friday, lifting COVID pandemic-curbing restrictions that have limited social interaction and hampered many businesses, reports Reuters.

“It is 561 days since we introduced the toughest measures in Norway in peacetime … Now the time has come to return to a normal daily life,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg told a news conference.

Ms Solberg had completed the first three stages of a four-step plan to remove social and economic restrictions imposed since March of last year, but the final stage had been postponed several times due to concerns about infection rates.

“In short, we can now live as normal,” Ms Solberg said.

“I want to say: thank you very much Norway,” the Prime Minister added.

She stated that the restrictions would be lifted at 1400 GMT on Saturday.

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While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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