Norway’s King Harald has sick leave extended

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 5 Oct, 2020 Updated Mon 5 Oct 2020 11:13 CEST
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King Harald is still under medical investigation and his sick leave is to be extended, the palace in Oslo has confirmed.

The king was admitted to Rikshospitalet in Oslo last month after suffering breathing difficulties. Covid-19 was quickly ruled out as a potential cause of his condition and he was subsequently discharged.


His sick leave has now been extended, with his condition under ongoing investigation, the palace confirmed on its website.

That means Crown Prince Haakon will continue to deputise, taking over the king’s official duties while he is on leave.

This includes presiding over the Council of State [Statsråd in Norwegian, ed.] with senior government representatives on Monday October 5th, according to the palace statement.



The Local 2020/10/05 11:13

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