In Norway, there is controversy over whether the country will open up too quickly due to interest rate restrictions.
In Norway, the remaining interest rate restrictions were lifted on Saturday at 5 pm Finnish time.
As a result of the opening of the country, there was almost complete chaos in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, the night before Sunday, as celebrating people crammed into the city center.
Elsewhere in Norway, there was a brisk celebration.
The Norwegian magazine Verdens Gang reports that the doors of the nightclubs had a queue of tens of meters long.
- The situation is downright life-threatening, Johan Høeg Haanes, director of Storgata 26 nightclub in Oslo, tells the magazine.
According to him, the release happened too abruptly.
- I already predicted that this would happen when we were not given a few days to prepare for this in advance.
Our prime minister’s decision was life-threatening, says Johan Høeg Haanes.
Several restaurants in Oslo filled with customers at 10 p.m.
The government announced on Friday that normal life in the country will begin in increased readiness.
This means that local authorities can restrict people-to-people contacts if necessary.
According to Verdens Gang, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg is defending the country's opening up.
- When infectious disease experts think we can open up, it would be wrong to wait.
In Norway, strict interest rate restrictions are only needed if they are justified.
People have to be allowed to live the way they want, Solberg says.
Solberg still urges caution despite opening up.
Solberg belongs to the conservative Høyre party.
Power is changing in Norway.
The Labor Party, led by Jonas Gahr Støre, won the September elections.
Solberg said earlier that on Saturday there is permission to detach on the dance floor.
- Although the burden on the healthcare system is no longer high, people still need to be careful.
It’s important that we go for tests if we feel bad, he says.
Aftenposten reported that there were so many people on the move in Oslo and other major cities in the country that people stood outside very close to each other while queuing for restaurants.
In Trondheim, people fainted in the queues of nightclubs.
Verdens Gang says some of the people were afraid of trampling on the feet of others.
According to statistics from the European Office of Communicable Diseases (ECDC), more than 83% of adults in Norway have been fully vaccinated.Keywords: