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Norway to set out two-phase timetable for reopening today

Norway is set today to announce a two-phase opening of society, starting with schools opening for elder pupils as early as next week.

Norway to set out two-phase timetable for reopening today
A press conference held in April on aid for the oil and gas industry. Photo: Norway PM's office
Norway is set today to announce a two-phase opening of society, which is expected to start as early as next week with the reopening schools for elder pupils and looser guidelines for sports. 
 
The government will hold a press conference on the “gradual reopening of society” at 6pm.
 
The press conference will be led by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, along with the country's health minister, Bent Høie, the schools minister, Guri Melby, the families minister, Kjell Ingolf Ropstad, the higher education minister, Henrik Asheim, and the culture minister, Abid Raja.
 
 
In an interview with Norway's NTB newswire on Wednesday, Solberg said that the government planned to release a detailed timetable, showing which restrictions would be lifted when between now and the end of the summer.
 
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“We want to make a comprehensive plan, which is a schedule until the summer, where we have the ambition to open up as much as possible, but only following very clear infection prevention advice,” Solberg said. 
 
According to NTB, the first group of restrictions, thought to include schools for pupils from 11 to 16, would be lifted directly after the weekend, while the second group might have to wait until June. 
 
“We have been working on creating predictability. Some changes happen quickly, but for other measures it is okay to have a date to deal with,” she said. 
 

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