Prime Minister Erna Solberg told Norwegian children on Thursday that she was confident that a vaccine against the novel coronavirus would be found and that the disease could become one of the many diseases that children are vaccinated against.
She spoke at her third press conference specifically for children, where adults have not been allowed to ask questions since the crisis began. At the first such meeting on March 16, Solberg told the children it was “okay” to be afraid of the pandemic.
“I think we’ll be able to find a vaccine and that means the corona will continue to exist, but because we’re vaccinated we don’t get sick or as sick,” Solberg said, adding as she did was little she was sick with measles.
“This is a disease that almost all children in Norway are vaccinated against, but it was a very dangerous disease when I was little … now it (the coronavirus) will be like measles or rubella.”
Other questions asked by children and broadcast in advance on the children’s television program Supernytt were: “Do we have enough soap?”, “Does Norway have any money left after the pandemic?” and “Could we have Antibac that smells good?”
“It would be nice, wouldn’t it, if it smelled like flowers,” said Solberg.
“But the most important thing is that it works … And sometimes you find Antibac that smells better than others.”
Norway would have enough soap supplies to cope with the pandemic, said Kjell Ingolf Ropstad, the minister for children and families, at the same press conference.
Schools in Norway reopened on April 27th and resumed normally on August 17th after the summer vacation. Students are not required to wear face masks, but they must try to stay socially off during breaks.
Norway has so far reported a total of 10,871 COVID-19 infections and 264 deaths.
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