Norwegian police have launched an investigation into a possible violation of the law by Prime Minister Erna Solberg. This was reported on Friday by the NRK TV company.
“The investigation will clarify what really happened, whether there was a violation of only local or central restrictions [due to the COVID-19 pandemic],” the police said. In February, the politician celebrated her 60th birthday in the village of Geilo. On the first day, 13 guests gathered for dinner in her absence, and on the second day, she joined friends and family. Thus, the Prime Minister violated the law: now in Norway, it is forbidden to gather on the premises of companies of more than 10 people.
The police learned about possible violations from media materials and from the words of Solberg herself. The prime minister apologized for the incident, saying that she “did not follow the rules very closely.” According to her, she was sure that the restrictions did not apply to members of the same family.
In April 2020, the wife of the mayor of the American city of Alton (in the state of Illinois) Brent Walker, who insisted on a strict quarantine, violated the ban in order to go to a bar. In addition to her, the institution had a crowd of people who violated quarantine measures. At the time of the arrest, it turned out that the owner of the bar, Hiram Lewis, was wanted in another state: with him, they found an arrest warrant for another crime.