Norway scraps plan for curfew legislation

Draft legislation submitted for a round of hearings last month drew fierce opposition to the measure, including from some of the minority centre-right coalition's supporters in parliament. While Norway has one of Europe's lowest rates of deaths from the novel coronavirus, the initial proposal of curfew legislation was made during a spike of infections at the start of the year.

Reuters | Oslo | Updated: 17-02-2021 13:34 IST | Created: 17-02-2021 13:34 IST
Norway scraps plan for curfew legislation

The Norwegian government is scrapping a plan to introduce legislation permitting the use of curfews in the fight against emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Justice Minister Monica Maeland said on Wednesday. Draft legislation submitted for a round of hearings last month drew fierce opposition to the measure, including from some of the minority centre-right coalition's supporters in parliament.

While Norway has one of Europe's lowest rates of deaths from the novel coronavirus, the initial proposal of curfew legislation was made during a spike of infections at the start of the year. Infections have since dropped however, as other strict measures such as a temporary closure of shopping centres in the capital region took effect.

"We have not needed this tool so far. That's still the situation and we hope it will stay that way," Maeland said in a statement.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Tracking Fintech during COVID-19: Harnessing power of technology

Its abundantly clear now that as fintech cements its place in the financial sector, accelerated further by the COVID-19 pandemic, it could open the sector to new possibilities by harnessing the power of technology to deliver financial ...

Tectonic turns: How technology shaped healthcare over the decades

Tracing an episodic evolution, with technology at the interface of human and his health....

World Water Day sees crises of inequality in countries both rich and poor

... ...

Privacy and data protection: Reviewing notable policy frameworks

The evolved privacy principles and the resulting legislation across the world primarily aim to force the data collector to define the purpose for which the data is being collected along with the need to obtain explicit consent for the said ...

Videos

Latest News

Canada scraps export permits for drone technology to Turkey, complains to Ankara

Canada on Monday scrapped export permits for drone technology to Turkey after concluding that the equipment had been used by Azeri forces fighting Armenia in the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, said Foreign Minister Marc Garneau.Turkey, which ...

Second part of my innings was the best I ever played: Samson

Sanju Samsons magnificent 119 on his captaincy debut for Rajasthan Royals came in a losing cause but he said the second part of his innings was the best he ever played.Samson hit 12 fours and seven sixes in his astonishing 63-ball innings b...

Ireland latest country to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Ireland became the latest European country to restrict the use of AstraZenecas COVID-19 vaccine, recommending on Monday that it only be given to those over 60 and presenting a new challenge to its vaccine rollout.A European Medicines Agency...

DCGI gives nod for restricted emergency use of Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V in India: Sources

Indias drug regulator has granted permission for the restricted emergency use of Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V with certain conditions, paving the way for a third vaccine to be available in the country, sources said on Monday.The appro...

Give Feedback