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Norway will provide a vaccine against Covid-19 free of charge to its inhabitants when one becomes available. This would become part of the country's national vaccination programme. Norway said in August it would get access to the vaccines that the EU obtains via deals negotiated with pharmaceuticals companies. Sweden, an EU member and Norway's neighbour, will buy more vaccines than needed and then sell them on to Norway. The Nordic country has currently the lowest level of new infections in Europe. Norway is also part of COVAX, the global scheme for the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines backed by the WHO.
An international team including Penn demographer Michel Guillot found that from mid-February through May, 21 industrialized nations combined saw an 18% increase in deaths, or 206,000 more people dying from all causes than would have been expected had the pandemic not occurred.
Last month was a rollercoaster for cruise liners. First, stock prices declined because of a fresh wave of infections in key European markets casting clouds over near-term demand recovery. Then came the recovery. In fact, Norwegian Cruise Line’s stock jumped more than 10% just in the last 5 days...
GENEVA — The World Health Organization said European nations reported more than 700,000 new coronavirus cases last week — the highest-ever figure since the start of the pandemic. In a weekly briefing published Tuesday, WHO said weekly virus cases and deaths across Europe jumped by 34% and 16% respectively. Britain, France, Russia and Spain accounted
Ghana has not been spared in the COVID-19 crisis, but the country started its preparedness activities early. As part of its surveillance response activities with support from WHO and Norway, Ghana has now put in place an expanded contact tracing system to identify contacts of confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Norway has placed Iceland and Lithuania and some Nordic regions on its “red” countries list, while it has also extended its global travel guidelines from October 1 to January 15, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced. The decision was put in place yesterday, on Saturday 26, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Norway continues to urge its […]
The Nordic country’s ruling party has proposed cutting its famously high “sin” taxes on alcohol, cigarettes and sweets and other consumer goods after the coronavirus lockdown showed how much business is lost every year to Norwegians flocking to neighbouring Sweden to snap up such items at cheaper prices.
Norway is to provide a vaccine against COVID-19 free of charge to its inhabitants when one becomes available and this would become part of the country’s national vaccination program, the government said on Tuesday. Norway, which is part of the European single market, but is not a member of the EU, in August said that it would get access to the vaccines that the EU obtains via deals negotiated with pharmaceuticals companies. “We want as many people as possible to get the offer of receiving a safe and effective vaccine. This is why vaccination will be free of charge,” Norwegian Prime Minister
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Lithuania’s government has removed from its COVID-19 red list 21 countries, travellers from which will no longer be required to follow the two-weeks quarantine rule when attempting to enter the country, Lithuania’s Ministry of Health has announced through a press release. Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Norway, Italy, Germany and the Faroe Islands have been removed from […]
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s 83-year-old King Harald V has undergone an operation to replace a heart valve at the main hospital in Oslo. The palace said it was successful and his condition after the surgery was described as good. The king was awake during the operation that was performed via the groin with local
Sweden’s regions Blekinge and Södermanland as well as Finland’s region Uusimaa will be placed on Norway’s “red” countries list, after estimating that the infection rate in these areas has been mounting lately, Norway’s Government has announced. From Saturday, October 3, all persons wishing to enter Norway from any of the zones mentioned above will be […]
Oil prices dipped again on Monday as rising coronavirus cases upset hopes for a smooth recovery in fuel demand, with crude on track for its first monthly fall in many months after slipping last week. Brent crude edged down eight cents, or 0.2 per cent, to $41.84 a barrel by 0003 GMT after dropping 2.9 per cent last week. US West Texas Intermediate was at $40.12 a barrel, down
Read more about Price of vice: Norway may cut in sin tax on alcohol, sugar to spur spending on Business-standard. Restrictions on travel between the Nordic neighbours imposed to contain transmissions of the coronavirus triggered a jump in retail sales, especially in regions bordering Sweden
Students and commuters of Sweden and Finland will no longer need to self-isolate upon their arrival to Norway after the latter has decided to change quarantine rules for students and pupils of these two countries, Norway’s Ministry of Education has announced. Norway’s Minister of Research and Higher Education Henrik Asheim stressed in a statement that […]
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — People are lining up in Bosnia’s capital of Sarajevo waiting for tests on the coronavirus amid a new surge. The pressure is rising on the health system in Bosnia, which is one of the poorest countries in Europe after going through a devastating war during the 1990s. Doctors say the numbers of
Ireland hung on for a gritty 0-0 draw at home to Wales in their UEFA Nations League B Group 4 game in Dublin on Sunday and Erling Haaland hit a superb hat-trick as Norway hammered Romania 4-0 in Oslo in Group 1. The Irish had to overcome the loss of seven players to Covid-19 precautions as forwards Adam Idah and Aaron Connolly were already excluded, and an unnamed player who
Norwegian’s traffic figures for September are heavily influenced by lower demand caused by new and stricter travel restrictions across Europe. In September, 319,370 customers chose to fly with Norwegian, a decrease of 90 percent compared to the same period last year. The capacity (ASK) this month was down 93 percent, while the total passenger traffic […]
Sweden’s response to covid-19 should not be used to argue the case for a population immunity strategy in the UK, the Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Independent SAGE) has argued. In a briefing paper published on 25 September, Independent SAGE noted that Sweden is often used as an example of a country where a population immunity strategy is working, without lockdowns. But the paper argues, firstly, that it is a misconception that Sweden has no restrictions or lockdown and, secondly, that assertions that the country’s strategy is successful are “far from clear.” The report noted the differing social conditions between the UK and Nordic countries, which have a high standard of living, less labour market insecurity, and higher levels of trust. “It seems misleading to draw direct comparisons between Sweden and …
Florida passed 700,000 coronavirus cases, but reported 913 fewer infections than the day before, 1,882, and newly reported deaths diminished to 10, including none in South Florida. The state's first-time daily positivity rate remains at 4 percent and Palm Beach County at 3 percent.