(ReliableNews.org) – Worldwide, the coronavirus is not slowing down. As of March 18, there were more than 208,000 confirmed cases worldwide and over 8,300 deaths. In the wake of this pandemic, some countries are taking extreme measures to protect their citizens from infection and Norway is one of them.
Forbes is reporting Norwegian officials are going to fine people $2,000 (20,000 Norwegian kroner) or sentence them to 15 days in jail if they refuse to follow quarantine orders. Residents who organize sports or cultural events will also face fines.
Norway is also threatening 20,000 kronor fines for breaches of coronavirus guidelines, so there's that too. #c4news
— Stephanie Migot (@MsMigot) March 16, 2020
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) requires residents to stay home for 14 days if they’re recently traveled outside of Norway. Minister of Justice Monica Mæland confirmed the punishments.
Many in the US fear the government will also have to find a way to enforce quarantine restrictions here. Despite numerous warnings from President Trump, his officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some are still not taking the virus seriously. Even more concerning is the idea that the feds could be forced to implement martial law.
Gun sales exploding in SoCal…A gun store in Riverside I’ve done stories with tells me they’ve done over $350,000 in sales in just the last two days and they’re so busy they can’t answer phones. People fearful of the idea of martial law, societal collapse, etc w/ #coronavirus
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) March 17, 2020
Despite fears, the Trump Administration is not pushing any measures like Norway. However, it’s important for everyone to understand how serious this crisis is and do their part to get through it. If everyone takes proactive measures, the feds will never have to go to these lengths in the US.
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