‘Do we now have sufficient cleaning soap?’ – kids ask Norway PM about virus

Oslo, September 3

Prime Minister Erna Solberg advised Norwegian kids on Thursday she was assured a vaccine in opposition to the novel coronavirus will likely be discovered and that the illness might change into one of many many illnesses children are vaccinated in opposition to.

She spoke at her third information convention held specifically for kids, with adults not allowed to ask questions, for the reason that disaster started. At the primary such briefing on March 16, Solberg advised kids it was “OK” to really feel scared concerning the pandemic.

“I think we’ll be able to find a vaccine and that means that corona will continue to exist but because we will be vaccinated we will not become ill or not so ill from it,” Solberg stated, including that, when she was little, she was sick with measles.

“That is a disease that almost all children in Norway are vaccinated against now, but that was a very dangerous disease when I was little … Now it (the coronavirus) will be like with the measles or rubella.”

Other questions requested by kids and despatched prematurely through kids’s TV programme Supernytt included: “Do we have enough soap?”, “Does Norway have any money left after the pandemic?” and “Could we have Antibac that smells nice?” “It would be nice, wouldn’t it, if it smelled like flowers,” stated Solberg.

“But the most important is that it works … And sometimes you find Antibac that smell better than others.” Norway would have sufficient provides of cleaning soap to deal with the pandemic, Kjell Ingolf Ropstad, the Minister for Children and Family, advised the identical information convention.

Schools in Norway reopened from April 27 and resumed as regular after the summer season holidays on Aug. 17. Pupils don’t have to put on face masks however they have to attempt to maintain socially distant throughout breaks.

Norway has reported a complete of 10,871 COVID-19 infections and 264 deaths up to now.


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