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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 

Frazer Norwell
Frazer Norwell - [email protected] • 16 Jul, 2021 Updated Fri 16 Jul 2021 09:09 CEST
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Find out what’s going on in Norway on Friday with The Local’s short roundup of important news. 

Man sentenced to 12 years for terror offences 

A 25-year-old man from Skien, South-East Norway, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for terrorism offences. 

The man was charged with three counts of complicity in terrorist attacks and having participated in Isis. 

The man, who has not been named, was an admin in jihadist group chats and shared bomb recipes and propaganda for Isis. 

The prosecution service had wanted the man to be sentenced to 15 years in prison. 

The lawyer for the defendant, Brynjar Meling, has said that they plan to appeal the verdict.

Majority in favour of alcohol limit for electric scooters

Almost seven out of ten are in favour of introducing a blood alcohol limit for electric scooters, according to a new survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of Trygg Trafikk. 

Authorities and rental companies have been under a lot of pressure to tighten the rules following a surge in accidents, and 69 percent of people said they want a blood alcohol limit for the devices.

On Tuesday, Oslo Municipality announced that rental scooters would be subject to a curfew in the city. Users would no longer be able to rent the devices between 11 pm and 5 am when hospitals say the most accidents have happened. 

REVEALED: How Oslo will crack down on electric scooters

Currently, there is no alcohol limit for scooter users. Instead, whether they are fit to ride one of the devices is down to their judgment. 

Just under 20 percent said they were was no need for alcohol limits. 

Large Covid Delta variant outbreak at Wedding

Almost a third of the guests that attended a wedding in Lillestrøm, South-East Norway, have subsequently tested positive for Covid-19. 

So far, 29 of the 100 guests at the ceremony have been confirmed to have coronavirus, among those cases of the Delta Variant, first identified in India, have been sequenced. 

READ ALSO: One-third of Norway’s Covid cases linked to Delta variant

All the guests from the wedding party are now in quarantine. 

Norwegian Directorate of Police want joint police station with Sweden

The Norwegian Police Directorate wants closer co-operation with Swedish police on cross border crime and intends to establish a combined police station with Sweden. 

Swedish police are open to the idea, and there is already one joint police station established along the border between the two countries. 

156 New Covid cases in Norway 

On Thursday, 156 new Covid-19 cases were registered, eight cases less than the seven-day rolling average. 

In Oslo, 23 new coronavirus infections were recorded, one less than the seven-day average.

Total number of Covid-19 cases in Norway. Source: NIPH.



Frazer Norwell 2021/07/16 09:09

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